Research Methods, Quantitative Methods
Aging; rural aging; diversity in aging; migration; the well-being of the elderly and their family members; intergenerational relations; grandparenting; extended family negotiation.
Social and psychological impacts of disasters.
Cong, Z., Liang, D., Luo, J. (forthcoming). Effectiveness of emergency preparedness plans in severe tornadoes. American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
Cong, Z., Silverstein, M. (forthcoming). Parents’ preferred caregivers in rural China: Gender, migration, and intergenerational exchanges. Ageing & Society.
Silverstein, M., Cong, Z., (forthcoming). Grandparents caring for grandchildren in rural China: The importance of family structure and personal resources. Generations.
Kendall-Tackett, K., Cong, Z. and Hale, T.W. (2013). Depression, sleep quality, and maternal well-being in postpartum women with a history of sexual assault: A comparison of breastfeeding, mixed-feeding, and formula-feeding mothers. Breastfeeding Medicine, 8(1), 16-22.
Cong, Z., Silverstein, M. (2012). A vignette study on elders’ gendered filial expectations in rural China: Children’s migration, child care responsibilities, and actual support provided. Journal of Marriage and Family, 74(3), 510-525.
Cong, Z., Silverstein, M. (2012). Caring for grandchildren and intergenerational support in rural China: A gendered extended family perspective. Ageing & Society, 32, 425-450.
Cong, Z., Feng, D., Liu, Y., Esperat, C. R. (2012). Sedentary behaviors among Hispanic children: Influences of parental support in a school intervention program. American Journal of Health Promotion, 26(5), 270-280.
Cong, Z. and Silverstein, M. (2011). Intergenerational exchange between parents and migrant and nonmigrant sons in Rural China. Journal of Marriage and Family, 73, 93-104.
Cong, Z., and Silverstein, M. (2011). Parents’ depressive symptoms and support from sons and daughters in Rural China. International Journal of Social Welfare, 20 (Special), S4-S17.
Kendall-Tackett, K., Cong, Z. and Hale, T.W. (2011). The Effect of Feeding Method on Sleep Duration, Maternal Well-being, and Postpartum Depression. Clinic Lactation, 2, 2, 22-26.
Hale, T.W., Kendall-Tackett, K., Cong, Z., Votta, R. and McCurdy, F. (2010). Discontinuation Syndrome in Newborns Whose Mothers Took Antidepressants While Pregnant or Breastfeeding. Breastfeeding Medicine, 5, 283-288.
Kendall-Tackett, K., Cong, Z. and Hale, T.W. (2010). Mother-Infant Sleep Locations and Nighttime Feeding Behavior. Clinic Lactation, 1, 1, 27-30.
Cong, Z. and Silverstein, M. (2010). Which sons live with their older parents in rural China? The role of migration and intergenerational exchanges. Family Sciences, 1, 67-71.
Cong, Z., Silverstein, M. (2008). Intergenerational support and depression among elders in rural China: Do daughters-in-laws matter? Journal of Marriage and Family, 70, 599-612.
Cong, Z., Silverstein, M. (2008). Intergenerational time-for-money exchanges in rural China: Does reciprocity reduce depressive symptoms of older grandparents? Research in Human Development, 5, 6-25.
Silverstein, M., Cong, Z., & Li, S. (2006). Intergenerational transfers and living arrangements of older people in rural China: Consequences for psychological well-being. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 61(B), S256-S266.
Thomese, F. & Cong, Z. (forthcoming). Families in ageing Netherlands and ageing China: Redefining intergenerational contracts in lengthened lives. Bristol, UK: The Policy Press.
Cong, Z. & Silverstein, M. (2011). Grandparenting in rural China. In Mehta, K. & L. L. Leung (eds.), Experiencing Grandparenthood: An Asian Perspective (pp.109-127). New York: Springer.
Feng, D., Cong, Z., Silverstein, M. (2012). Missing values in longitudinal analysis. In Newsom, J. T., Jones, R. N., Hofer, S. M. (eds.), Longitudinal data analysis: A practical guide for researchers in aging, health, and social sciences (pp. 71-96). New York: Routledge.
Silverstein, M., Cong, Z., & Li, S. (2007). Grandparents who care for their grandchildren in rural China: Benefactors and beneficiaries. In Cook, I., & Powell, J. (Eds.), New Perspectives on China and Aging (pp.49-71). Nova Science Publishers, New York.