Texas Tech University

Human Development and Family Studies

Aging and Intergenerational Relationships in Different Cultures (AIR)

This lab examines intergenerational relationships in the U.S. and China. It emphasizes the influences of institutional factors, such as cultural expectations and norms, in the dynamic relationships between intergenerational interactions and older adults' well-being, especially their mental health.


  1. Longitudinal studies of older adults' well-being in rural China
  2. Intergenerational relationships in Mexican American families


Dr. Zhen Cong

Phone: (806) 834-8082
Office: HS 507-I