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Yan Xia

Key Professional Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

McGuire, S. N., Meadan, H., & Xia, Y. (2023). Behavior Management Training for Newly Graduated Teachers: A Randomized-Controlled Trial. Behavioral Disorders, 49(1), 3-16.  link >

Xia, Y., & Havan, S. (Accepted/In press). Using Multiple Imputation to Account for the Uncertainty Due to Missing Data in the Context of Factor Retention. Educational and Psychological Measurement.  link >

Cheung, W. C., Meadan, H., & Xia, Y. (2022). A Longitudinal Analysis of the Relationships Between Social, Communication, and Motor Skills Among Students with Autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 52(10), 4505-4518.  link >

Lee, J. D., Meadan, H., & Xia, Y. (2022). Impact of Challenging Behavior Online Modules on Korean Parents of Children With Developmental Disabilities: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 24(3), 222-235.  link >

Lee, J., Meadan-Kaplansky, H., & Xia, Y. (Accepted/In press). Online training on behavior principles: Impact on Korean parents of children with autism. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions.

Li, S., Xia, Y., Xiao, R., & Jiang, H. (2022). Residents’ Behavioral Intention of Environmental Governance and Its Influencing Factors: Based on a Multidimensional Willingness Measure Perspective. International journal of environmental research and public health, 19(22), Article 14734.  link >

Skymba, H. V., Troop-Gordon, W., Modi, H. H., Davis, M. M., Weldon, A. L., Xia, Y., Heller, W., & Rudolph, K. D. (2022). Emotion mindsets and depressive symptoms in adolescence: The role of emotion regulation competence. Emotion (Washington, D.C.), 22(6), 1255-1269.  link >

Levy, R., Xia, Y., & Green, S. B. (2021). Incorporating Uncertainty Into Parallel Analysis for Choosing the Number of Factors via Bayesian Methods. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 81(3), 466-490.  link >

Xia, Y. (2021). Determining the Number of Factors When Population Models Can Be Closely Approximated by Parsimonious Models. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 81(6), 1143-1171.  link >

Xia, Y., Green, S. B., Xu, Y., & Thompson, M. S. (2019). Proportion of Indicator Common Variance Due to a Factor as an Effect Size Statistic in Revised Parallel Analysis. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 79(1), 85-107.  link >

Xia, Y., & Yang, Y. (2019). RMSEA, CFI, and TLI in structural equation modeling with ordered categorical data: The story they tell depends on the estimation methods. Behavior Research Methods, 51(1), 409-428.  link >

Yang, Y., & Xia, Y. (2019). Categorical Omega With Small Sample Sizes via Bayesian Estimation: An Alternative to Frequentist Estimators. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 79(1), 19-39.  link >

Xia, Y., & Zheng, Y. (2018). Asymptotically Normally Distributed Person Fit Indices for Detecting Spuriously High Scores on Difficult Items. Applied Psychological Measurement, 42(5), 343-358.  link >

Xia, Y., & Yang, Y. (2018). The Influence of Number of Categories and Threshold Values on Fit Indices in Structural Equation Modeling with Ordered Categorical Data. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 53(5), 731-755.  link >

Xu, J., Paek, I., & Xia, Y. (2017). Investigating the Behaviors of M2 and RMSEA2 in Fitting a Unidimensional Model to Multidimensional Data. Applied Psychological Measurement, 41(8), 632-644.  link >

Zach, S., Xia, Y., Zeev, A., Arnon, M., Choresh, N., & Tenenbaum, G. (2017). Motivation dimensions for running a marathon: A new model emerging from the Motivation of Marathon Scale (MOMS). Journal of Sport and Health Science, 6(3), 302-310.  link >

Xia, Y., & Yang, Y. (2016). Bias Introduced by Rounding in Multiple Imputation for Ordered Categorical Variables. American Statistician, 70(4), 358-364.  link >

Xia, Y., Yung, Y. F., & Zhang, W. (2016). Evaluating the Selection of Normal-Theory Weight Matrices in the Satorra–Bentler Correction of Chi-Square and Standard Errors. Structural Equation Modeling, 23(4), 585-594.  link >

Yang, Y., & Xia, Y. (2015). On the number of factors to retain in exploratory factor analysis for ordered categorical data. Behavior Research Methods, 47(3), 756-772.  link >

Yang, Y., Oosterhof, A., & Xia, Y. (2015). Reliability of scores on the summative performance assessments. Journal of Educational Research, 108(6), 465-479.  link >

Yang, Y., Li, M.-H., & Xia, Y. (2012). Measurement Invariance of the Resilience Scale. The International Journal of Educational & Psychological Assessment , 11(2), 1-19.


EPSY 581: Applied Regression Analysis (EPSY 581) Emphasis on educational research applications of regression with special emphasis placed on application and interpretation of techniques. Topics covered include rudimentary linear algebra, the general linear model, different coding schemes, regression diagnostics, and extensions to binary data and nested data structures.

EPSY 590: Advanced Seminar in Educational Psychology (EPSY 590) Seminar in educational psychology; topics relate to the areas of specialization represented by the various divisions within the department.