Dr Jae Yup Jared Jung

Senior Lecturer / GERRIC Senior Research Fellow
BCom Sydney, BABEd (H1M) UNSW, PhD UNSW, CA
School of Education

Contact

+61 2 9385 0061
+61 2 9385 1946
Room 113, Goodsell Building
Kensington Campus
Fields: Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology, Higher Education, Specialist Studies in Education

Dr Jung is a senior lecturer in the School of Education. His research focus is on the decision-making of adolescents (including gifted adolescents) on topics such as careers, university entrance and friendships, usually incorporating motivational and cultural perspectives. He is currently supervising PhD, masters by research and honours students in the areas of gifted education, career decision-making and university entrance decision-making.

He holds a DECRA from the Australian Research Council (2013-2016). More information on the longitudinal project may be found here: www.careerdecisions.org

He is the editor of the Australasian Journal of Gifted Education (http://www.aaegt.net.au/?page_id=736). 

 

Research

Dr Jae Yup Jared Jung is an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow and a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education. His primary research focus is on the decision-making of adolescents (including gifted adolescents) on topics such as careers, university entrance and friendships, usually incorporating motivational and cultural perspectives.

Publications

    Book Chapters

    • Jung JY;Worrell FC, 2017, 'School psychological practice with gifted students', in Thielking M; Terjesen MD (ed.), Handbook of Australian school psychology: Integrating international research, practice, and policy, Springer, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 575 - 593, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-45166-4_29
    • Jung JY;Evans PA, 2016, 'The career decisions of child musical prodigies', in McPherson GE (ed.), Musical Prodigies: Interpretations from psychology, music education, musicology and ethnomusicology, Oxford University Press, Oxford, England, pp. 409 - 423, https://global.oup.com/academic/product/musical-prodigies-9780199685851?cc=au&lang=en&
    • Jung JY;Gross MU M, 2015, 'Radical acceleration', in Assouline SG; Colangelo N; VanTassel-Baska J; Lupkowski-Shoplik A (ed.), A nation empowered: Evidence trumps the excuses holding back America's brightest students, The Connie Belin and Jacqueline N. Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, pp. 199 - 208
    • Jung JY;Gross MU M, 2014, 'Highly gifted students', in Plucker JA; Callahan CM (ed.), Critical issues and practices in gifted education: What the research says, edn. 2nd ed., Prufrock Press, Waco, TX, pp. 305 - 314, http://www.prufrock.com/Critical-Issues-and-Practices-in-Gifted-Education-What-the-Research-Says-2nd-ed-P1902.aspx

    Journal articles

    • Cao TH;Jung JY;Lee J, 2017, 'Assessment in Gifted Education: A Review of the Literature From 2005 to 2016', Journal of Advanced Academics, vol. 28, pp. 163 - 203, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1932202X17714572
    • Jung JY;Young M, 2017, 'OCCUPATIONAL/CAREER INDECISION FOR ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS OF HIGH INTELLECTUAL ABILITY: A MIXED-METHODS COGNITIVE PROCESS MODEL', Psychology in the Schools, vol. 54, pp. 718 - 735, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pits.22023
    • Jung JY, 2017, 'Occupational/Career Decision-Making Thought Processes of Adolescents of High Intellectual Ability', Journal for the Education of the Gifted, vol. 40, pp. 50 - 78, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0162353217690040
    • Jung JY, 2015, 'Unfulfilled potential: The adult careers of former musical prodigies Ervin Nyiregyházi, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, and David Helfgott', Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, vol. 24, pp. 6 - 12
    • Jung JY;Young M;Gross MU M, 2015, 'Early College Entrance in Australia', Roeper Review, vol. 37, pp. 19 - 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02783193.2014.976323
    • Mulholland SM;Cumming TM;Jung JY, 2014, 'Teacher Attitudes Towards Students Who Exhibit ADHD-Type Behaviours', Australasian Journal of Special Education, vol. 39, pp. 15 - 36, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jse.2014.18
    • Jung JY, 2014, 'Predictors of Attitudes to Gifted Programs/Provisions: Evidence From Preservice Educators', Gifted Child Quarterly, vol. 58, pp. 247 - 258, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0016986214547636
    • Jung JY, 2014, 'Modeling the Occupational/Career Decision-Making Processes of Intellectually Gifted Adolescents: A Competing Models Strategy', Journal for the Education of the Gifted, vol. 37, pp. 128 - 152, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0162353214529045
    • Jung JY, 2013, 'The cognitive processes associated with occupational/ career indecision: A model for gifted adolescents', Journal for the Education of the Gifted, vol. 36, pp. 433 - 460, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0162353213506067
    • Jung JY, 2013, 'Amotivation and Indecision in the Decision-Making Processes Associated with University Entry', Research in Higher Education, vol. 54, pp. 115 - 136, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11162-012-9267-2
    • Jung JY, 2013, 'Adolescent Decision-Making Processes Regarding University Entry: A model incorporating cultural orientation, motivation and occupational variables', Tertiary Education and Management, vol. 19, pp. 97 - 111, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13583883.2012.747107
    • Jung JY, 2012, 'Giftedness as a Developmental Construct That Leads to Eminence as Adults: Ideas and Implications From an Occupational/Career Decision-Making Perspective', Gifted Child Quarterly, vol. 56, pp. 189 - 193, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0016986212456072
    • Jung JY;McCormick J;Gross MU M, 2012, 'The forced choice dilemma: A model incorporating Idiocentric/Allocentric cultural orientation', Gifted Child Quarterly, vol. 56, pp. 15 - 24, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0016986211429169
    • Jung JY;McCormick J, 2011, 'The occupational decision: A cultural and motivational perspective', Journal of Career Assessment, vol. 19, pp. 75 - 91, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1069072710382616
    • Jung JY;McCormick J;Gregory G;Kerry B, 2011, 'Culture, motivation, and vocational decision-making of Australian senior high school students in private schools', Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, vol. 21, pp. 85 - 106, http://dx.doi.org/10.1375/ajgc.21.1.85
    • Jung JY;McCormick J, 2011, 'Occupational decision-related processes for amotivated adolescents: Confirmation of a model', Journal of Career Development, vol. 38, pp. 275 - 292, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0894845310367638
    • Jung JY;Barnett K;Gross MU M;McCormick J, 2011, 'Levels of Intellectual Giftedness, Culture, and the Forced-Choice Dilemma', Roeper Review, vol. 33, pp. 182 - 197, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02783193.2011.580501
    • Jung JY;Mccormick J, 2010, 'Amotivation and the occupational decision: An investigation of australian senior high school students', British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, vol. 38, pp. 441 - 458, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03069885.2010.503697

    Conference Papers

    • Hay PK;Jung JY;Koo T, 2017, 'Predictors of STEM career intentions for gifted international exchange students with Australian educational experiences', in Predictors of STEM career intentions for gifted international exchange students with Australian educational experiences, World Gifted Conference, Sydney, Australia, presented at World Gifted Conference, Sydney, Australia, 20 - 23 July 2017
    • Jung JY, 2017, 'The state of gifted education in Australia: A SWOT analysis', in The state of gifted education in Australia: A SWOT analysis, World Gifted Conference, Sydney, Australia, presented at World Gifted Conference, Sydney, Australia, 20 - 23 July 2017
    • Cao TH;Jung JY;Smith S, 2017, 'Familial influences on the career decision-making processes of gifted EFL high school students in Vietnam', in Familial influences on the career decision-making processes of gifted EFL high school students in Vietnam, World Gifted Conference, Sydney, Australia, presented at World Gifted Conference, Sydney, Australia, 20 - 23 July 2017
    • Cao TH;Jung JY;Smith S, 2016, 'Career choice intentions of gifted high school EFL students: A grounded theory analysis', in Career choice intentions of gifted high school EFL students: A grounded theory analysis, Australian National Gifted Conference, Sydney, Australia, presented at Australian National Gifted Conference, Sydney, Australia, 29 September - 01 October 2016
    • Jung JY, 2016, 'The process of forming career intentions: Evidence from gifted adolescents of low SES backgrounds', in The process of forming career intentions: Evidence from gifted adolescents of low SES backgrounds, Australian National Gifted Conference, Sydney, Australia, presented at Australian National Gifted Conference, Sydney, Australia, 29 September - 01 October 2016
    • Jung JY;Young M, 2015, 'Cognitive processes that lead to career indecision for highly able adolescents from low socioeconomic backgrounds: A mixed methods approach', in Cognitive processes that lead to career indecision for highly able adolescents from low socioeconomic backgrounds: A mixed methods approach, Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, USA, presented at Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, USA, 16 - 20 April 2015
    • Jung JY;Young M, 2015, 'The career decision-making processes of economically disadvantaged gifted adolescents: A mixed methods investigation', in The career decision-making processes of economically disadvantaged gifted adolescents: A mixed methods investigation, Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, USA, presented at Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, USA, 16 - 20 April 2015
    • Jung JY;Young M, 2014, 'The career decision making processes of high ability adolescents from low socio-economic status backgrounds: A grounded theory approach', in The career decision making processes of high ability adolescents from low socio-economic status backgrounds: A grounded theory approach, Society for Vocational Psychology Biennial Conference, Coimbra, Portugal, presented at Society for Vocational Psychology Biennial Conference, Coimbra, Portugal, 14 - 16 July 2014
    • Jung JY, 2013, 'Amotivation and indecision in the occupational/career decision-making processes of high ability adolescents.', in Amotivation and indecision in the occupational/career decision-making processes of high ability adolescents., Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, USA, presented at Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, USA, 01 April 2013
    • Jung JY;Gross MU, 2012, 'Early college entrance programs in Australia', in Early college entrance programs in Australia, National Association for Gifted Children Annual Convention, Denver, USA, presented at National Association for Gifted Children Annual Convention, Denver, USA, 01 November 2012
    • Jung JY, 2011, 'Predictors of attitudes toward special gifted programs: Support vs. Perceptions of elitism among pre-service teachers.', in Predictors of attitudes toward special gifted programs: Support vs. Perceptions of elitism among pre-service teachers., National Association for Gifted Children Annual Convention, New Orleans, presented at National Association for Gifted Children Annual Convention, New Orleans, 01 November 2011
    • Jung JY;McCormick J, 2010, 'Culture, motivation and occupational decisions', in Culture, motivation and occupational decisions, 27th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Melbourne, Australia, presented at 27th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Melbourne, Australia, 01 July 2010
    • Jung JY, 2010, 'Reasons for the experience and non-experience of the forced choice dilemma: The case of Asian Anglo-Saxon/Celtic background students in Australia', in Reasons for the experience and non-experience of the forced choice dilemma: The case of Asian Anglo-Saxon/Celtic background students in Australia, Asia-Pacific Conference on Giftedness, Sydney, Australia, presented at Asia-Pacific Conference on Giftedness, Sydney, Australia, 01 July 2010
    • Jung JY;McCormick J;Gregory G;Barnett K, 2009, 'Culture, motivation and vocational choice: A mixed method investigation.', in Culture, motivation and vocational choice: A mixed method investigation., Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, USA, presented at Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, USA, 01 April 2009
    • Jung JY;McCormick J;Gregory G;Barnett K, 2009, 'A new model of amotivation with the occupational decision.', in A new model of amotivation with the occupational decision., Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference, Sydney, presented at Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference, Sydney, 01 June 2009
    • Jung JY;McCormick J;Gregory G;Barnett K, 2008, 'Culture, motivation and vocational decision-making of senior high school students.', in Culture, motivation and vocational decision-making of senior high school students., European Conference on Educational Research, Gothenburg, Sweden, presented at European Conference on Educational Research, Gothenburg, Sweden, 01 September 2008

    Other

    Conference Posters

    • Jung JY;McCormick J;Gregory G;Barnett K, 2009, 'Amotivation and the Occupational Decision: An Investigation Using Structural Equation Modeling.', in Amotivation and the Occupational Decision: An Investigation Using Structural Equation Modeling., Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, USA, presented at Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, USA, 01 April 2009
    • Jung JY;McCormick J, 2009, 'The roles of culture and motivation on vocational choice.', in The roles of culture and motivation on vocational choice., Annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada, presented at Annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada, 01 August 2009
    • Jung JY;Barnett K;Gross MU;McCormick J, 2006, 'Attitudes of academically gifted students toward friends and school.', in Attitudes of academically gifted students toward friends and school., NSW Institute for Educational Research Conference, Sydney Australia, presented at NSW Institute for Educational Research Conference, Sydney Australia, 01 August 2006

Teaching

Undergraduate
EDST4096 Responding to Gifted and Talented Students

Postgraduate
EDST5103 Survey Research Design and Analysis
EDST5800 Current Issues in the Education of Intellectually Gifted Children

Honours and prizes

Arc Postgraduate Council Supervisor Award (2016)
Award for Excellence in Research, Mensa Education and Research Foundation(USA)/Mensa International (2015)
Dean's Award for Achievements by an Early Career Researcher, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW (2013)
Outstanding Dissertation Award in Counseling, American Educational Research Association (2011)
Beth Southwell Award (2010)
Graduate Student Research Award, Society for Vocational Psychology (American Psychological Association) (2009)
Neil Johnson Award (2009)
Australian Postgraduate Award (2007-2009)
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences APA Top Up Scholarship, UNSW (2007-2009)

 

Professional contribution

Editor, Australasian Journal of Gifted Education
Member of the Editorial Review Board, Gifted Child Quarterly
Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Employment Counseling
Reviewer, American Educational Research Journal
Reviewer, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Reviewer, Australian Research Council (ARC)
Reviewer, British Journal of Guidance and Counselling
Reviewer, Educational Review
Reviewer, International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance
Reviewer, Journal for the Education of the Gifted
Reviewer, Journal of Advanced Academics
Reviewer, Journal of Career Development
Reviewer, Journal of Personality Assessment
Reviewer, Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools
Reviewer, Learning and Individual Differences
Reviewer, Roeper Review
Reviewer, Tertiary Education and Management

Affiliations and membership

Member of the Executive Council, Australian Association for the Education of the Gifted and Talented (AAEGT)
Member, American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Member, Society for Vocational Psychology (SVP), American Psychological Association (APA)
Member, US National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)

Related links

Youtube Videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPCNYR3eNAg&index=25&list=PLeDcFqa7KE7kSYNEcht5g_Dr96ZRVz0-q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11Ba-8NaOK4&list=PLeDcFqa7KE7kSYNEcht5g_Dr96ZRVz0-q&index=20

 

Related news

Other information

Grants
Richard Johns Research Grant, Australian Mensa (2017)
Council of Latin American Relations (COALAR) Grant, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (2014-2015)
Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA, $333,623), Australian Research Council (2013-2016)
Early Career Researcher Grant, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW (2011) 
Research Promotion Grant, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW (2010)

Media Coverage
Education Today (13 July 2017). Failing to meet the needs of gifted students. http://www.educationtoday.com.au/news-detail/Failing-to-address-the-needs-of-gifted-children-3517

The 7:30 Report, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC; 22 November 2016). Meet the six year old studying Year 12 physics http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2016/s4580224.htm

The Sydney Morning Herald (28 September 2016). Twice exceptional: Jake Widjaya advocates for gifted education and limb differences. 
http://www.smh.com.au/national/education/twice-exceptional-jake-widjayas-special-hand--and-brain-20160928-grqcl4.html

The Daily Telegraph/The Advertiser (28 November 2015). Helping the gifted/Be savvy with a smartie. 
http://www.kidspot.com.au/parenting/child/child-development/raising-gifted-children

The Sydney Morning Herald (27 January 2015). University of NSW runs summer school for parents of gifted children. 
http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/university-of-nsw-runs-summer-school-for-parents-of-gifted-children-20150126-12unba.html

The Project, Channel Ten (23 January 2015). Gifted minds. 
http://tenplay.com.au/channel-ten/the-project/extra/season-6/gifted-minds?autoStart=true

The Sydney Morning Herald (27 December 2014). Study: Gifted children benefit by bypassing school for university
http://www.smh.com.au/national/education/study-gifted-children-benefit-from-bypassing-school-for-university-20141227-12cnf0.html

The Land (16 October 2014). Gifted but left behind.
http://www.theland.com.au/story/3374616/gifted-but-left-behind/

The Sydney Morning Herald (5 November 2012). Maths whiz Jacob plays his numbers to perfection.
http://www.smh.com.au/national/education/maths-whiz-jacob-plays-his-numbers-to-perfection-20121104-28s08.html