Jihyun Lee

Associate Professor; MEd Program Advisor in Assessment and Evaluation; School Honours Coordinator; Group Leader of the Research Discipline of Assessment & Evaluation; HDR Student Experience Convenor; Statistics Consultant at FASS
Associate Professor

Jihyun Lee is an A/Professor of Educational Assessment and Measurement at the School of Education, UNSW-Sydney, Australia. She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Measurement and Applied Statistics from the Columbian University in New York (2003) and a Master of Education in Human Development from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She was a post-doctoral fellow at the Educational Testing Service (ETS), Princeton, New Jersey (2004-2006) and continued to work at the ETS in a few different roles. Her main work at ETS was about development of and research in the non-cognitive assessments for large-scale, national and international programs such as the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). During her time at the ETS, she served as an ETS liaison to the U.S. federal government bureau, the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) within the U.S. Department of Education. Before joining the UNSW in 213, she also worked at the National Institute of Education in Singapore (2010-2012). More recently, she was a visiting academic researcher at The IEA (International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement) Data Processing and Research Center (DPC) in Hamburg, Germany (September – October, 2017), a visiting Scholar at the Collingwood College, Durham University, United Kingdom (September, 2017), and a visiting Associate Professor in the School of Education in the Seoul National University (SNU), Seoul, Korea (May – December 2017). She is currently a Thomas J. Alexander (TJA) Research Fellow at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris, France.

Jihyun’s main interest lies in research in supporting the large-scale, non-cognitive assessment development, which requires the expert knowledge across measurement, assessment, survey design, quantitative research methodology, educational psychology, cross-cultural psychology, and comparative education. In her 15-years of post-PhD career and professional services in the US, Singapore, South Korea, and Australia, she has developed numerous questionnaires and survey instruments. Substantively, she investigates theoretical and practical utility of education-related psychological constructs (such as interest, confidence, attitudes, self-belief, self-efficacy, and anxiety) in the context of student achievement in reading, writing and mathematics. Her major publications have demonstrated the value addedness of non-cognitive assessment above and beyond cognitive assessment; identification of the best non-cognitive predictors of student achievement; validating theoretical frameworks for psychological structure of non-cognitive constructs; developing new methodologies for assessing non-cognitive constructs; and improvement of psychometric properties of non-cognitive constructs in the context of the large-scale assessments and in cross-national assessments.

Publications

Book Chapters
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Lee J; Stankov L, 2016, 'Non-cognitive influences on academic achievement: Evidence from PISA and TIMSS', in Khine M; Areepattamannil S (ed.), Non-cognitive factors and educational attainment, Sense Publishers, The Netherlands, pp. 153 - 170
2016
Stankov L; Lee J, 2016, 'Quest for the best non-cognitive predictor of academic achievement', in Lee J; Stankov L (ed.), Noncognitive psychological processes and academic achievement, Routledge, London, UK, pp. 1 - 8, https://www.routledge.com/Noncognitive-psychological-processes-and-academic-achievement/Lee-Stankov/p/book/9781138190849
2016
Lee J; Stankov L, 2015, 'Confidence and self-efficacy: Are they different?', in Guay F; McInerney D; Craven R; Marsh H (ed.), Self-concept, motivation and identity: Underpinning success with research and practice, Information Age Publishing, Charlotte, NC, USA, pp. 225 - 248, http://www.infoagepub.com/products/Self-Concept-Motivation-and-Identity
2015
Lee J; Stankov L, 2012, 'Large-scale online writing assessments: New approaches adopted in the national assessment of educational progress', in Writing: A Mosaic of New Perspectives, pp. 384 - 401, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203808481
2012
Lee J; Stankov L, 2012, 'Large-scale online writing assessments: New approaches adopted in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)', in Grigorenko EL; Mambrino E; Preiss D (ed.), Writing: A Mosaic of New Perspectives, edn. Original, Psychology Press, New York, pp. 371 - 384
2012
Lee J; Stankov L, 2012, 'Dimensions of cultural differences: pancultural, ETIC/EMIC, and ecological approaches', in Boyle GJ; Mattews G; Saklofske DH (ed.), Psychological Assessment Volume Four: Clinical & Applied Psychological Assessment, edn. Original, Sage Publications Ltd, Thousand Oaks, CA, pp. 1 - 40
2012
Lee J; Stankov L, 2008, 'Ways of thinking and believing', in The handbook of personality theory and testing, pp. 560 - 575
2008
Stankov L; Lee J, 2008, 'Culture: Ways of thinking and believing', in The SAGE Handbook of Personality Theory and Assessment: Volume 1 - Personality Theories and Models, pp. 560 - 575, http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781849200462.n27
2008
Edited Books
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Lee J; Stankov L, (ed.), 2016, Noncognitive psychological processes and academic achievement, Routledge, UK
2016
Journal articles
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Lee J; Chen M, 2019, 'Cross-Country Predictive Validities of Non-cognitive Variables for Mathematics Achievement: Evidence based on TIMSS 2015', Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, vol. 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.29333/ejmste/106230
2019
Lee J; McArthur W; Ellis NJ, 2019, 'Naplan versus in-school assessment: How similar or different are students’ results?', Curriculum and Teaching, vol. 34, pp. 5 - 25, http://dx.doi.org/10.7459/ct/34.2.02
2019
Wu YJ; Carstensen CH; Lee J, 2019, 'A new perspective on memorization practices among East Asian students based on PISA 2012', Educational Psychology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01443410.2019.1648766
2019
Alamer A; Lee J, 2019, 'A motivational process model explaining L2 Saudi students’ achievement of English', System, vol. 87, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.system.2019.102133
2019
Lee J; Zhang Y; Stankov L, 2019, 'Predictive Validity of SES Measures for Student Achievement', Educational Assessment, vol. 24, pp. 305 - 326, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10627197.2019.1645590
2019
Figueroa LLL; Lim S; Lee J, 2018, 'Modelling the effect of deprived physical urban environments on academic performance in the Philippines', GeoJournal, vol. 83, pp. 13 - 30, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10708-016-9751-x
2018
Lee J; Stankov L, 2018, 'Non-cognitive predictors of academic achievement: Evidence from TIMSS and PISA', Learning and Individual Differences, vol. 65, pp. 50 - 64, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lindif.2018.05.009
2018
Putro NHPS; Lee J, 2018, 'Profiles of Readers in a Digital Age', Reading Psychology, vol. 39, pp. 585 - 601, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02702711.2018.1496502
2018
Lee J, 2018, 'What did PISA and TIMSS ever do for us?: the potential of large scale datasets for understanding and improving educational practice', Comparative Education, vol. 55, pp. 1 - 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03050068.2018.1545386
2018
Stankov L; Lee J, 2018, 'Conservative Syndrome and the understanding of negative correlations between religiosity and cognitive abilities', Personality and Individual Differences, vol. 131, pp. 21 - 25, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2018.04.016
2018
Stankov L; Lee J; von Davier M, 2018, 'A Note on Construct Validity of the Anchoring Method in PISA 2012', Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, vol. 36, pp. 709 - 724, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0734282917702270
2018
Putro NHPS; Lee J, 2017, 'Reading interest in a digital age', Reading Psychology, vol. 38, pp. 778 - 807, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02702711.2017.1341966
2017
Lee J; Durksen TL, 2017, 'Dimensions of academic interest among undergraduate students: passion, confidence, aspiration and self-expression', Educational Psychology, vol. 38, pp. 1 - 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01443410.2017.1342770
2017
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
2017
Lee J; Putro NHPS, 2017, 'The structural equation modeling of reading interest psycho-behavioural constructs: How are they related across different modes of reading?', Research and Evaluation in Education, vol. 3, pp. 50 - 63, http://dx.doi.org/10.21831/reid.v3i1.13530
2017
Stankov L; Lee J, 2016, 'Self-beliefs: Strong correlates of mathematics achievement and intelligence', Intelligence, vol. 61, pp. 11 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.intell.2016.12.001
2016
Figueroa LL; Lim S; Lee J, 2016, 'Spatial analysis to identify disparities in Philippine public school facilities', Regional Studies, Regional Science, vol. 3, pp. 1 - 27, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21681376.2015.1099465
2016
Stankov L; Lee J, 2016, 'Toward a Psychological Atlas of the World With Mixture Modeling', Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, vol. 47, pp. 249 - 262, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0022022115611749
2016
Figueroa LL; Lim S; Lee J, 2016, 'Investigating the relationship between school facilities and academic achievements through geographically weighted regression', Annals of GIS, vol. 22, pp. 1 - 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19475683.2016.1231717
2016
Stankov L; Lee J, 2016, 'Nastiness, Morality and Religiosity in 33 nations', Personality and Individual Differences, vol. 99, pp. 56 - 66, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2016.04.069
2016
Lee J, 2016, 'Attitude toward school does not predict academic achievement', Learning and Individual Differences, vol. 52, pp. 1 - 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lindif.2016.09.009
2016
Lee J; Chung K; Park H; Burns E, 2016, 'Dimensions of Maternal Self-Concept at Three Stages of Motherhood', Journal of Child and Family Studies, vol. 25, pp. 2924 - 2938, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10826-016-0433-6
2016
Lee J, 2014, 'Conducting Cognitive Interviews in Cross-National Settings', Assessment, vol. 21, pp. 227 - 240, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1073191112436671
2014
Lee J, 2014, 'Conducting cognitive interviews in cross-national settings', Assessment, vol. 20, pp. 1 - 14, http://asm.sagepub.com/content/early/2012/02/08/1073191112436671
2014
Stankov L; Lee J, 2014, 'Overconfidence across nations', Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, vol. 45, pp. 821 - 837, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0022022114527345
2014
Lee J, 2014, 'Universal factors of student achievement in high-performing Eastern and Western countries', Journal of Educational Psychology, vol. 106, pp. 364 - 374, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0035609
2014
Lee J, 2014, 'In search of the optimal number of response categories using IRT graded response modeling', Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, vol. 32, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0734282914522200
2014
Lee J, 2014, 'Two dimensions of psychological country-level differences: Conservatism/liberalism and harshness/softness', Learning and Individual Differences, vol. 30, pp. 22 - 33, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lindif.2013.12.001
2014
Stankov L; Lee J, 2014, 'Quest for the best noncognitive predictor of academic achievement', Educational Psychology, vol. 34, pp. 1 - 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01443410.2013.858908
2014
Lee J; Paek I ; Stankov L ; Wilson M , 2013, 'Rasch modeling of accuracy and confidence measures from cognitive tests', Journal of Applied Measurement, vol. 14, pp. 232 - 248
2013
Lee J; Stankov, L , 2013, 'Two dimensions of psychological country-level differences: Conservatism/Liberalism and Harshness/Softness', The Journal Personality and Individual Differences, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2013.07.136
2013
Lee J, 2013, 'Can writing attitudes and learning behavior overcome gender difference in writing? Evidence from NAEP', Written Communication, vol. 30, pp. 164 - 193, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0741088313480313
2013
Lee J; Stankov L, 2013, 'Higher-order structure of noncognitive constructs and prediction of PISA 2003 mathematics achievement', Learning and Individual Differences, vol. 26, pp. 119 - 130, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lindif.2013.05.004
2013
Lee J; Stankov, L , 2013, 'Overconfidence across world regions', The Journal Personality and Individual Differences, vol. 60, pp. S38 - S55, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2013.07.094
2013
Lee J, 2013, 'Behind the academic motivation of East Asian students', The Journal Personality and Individual Differences, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2013.07.038
2013
Lee J, 2013, 'No secrets to academic success', The Journal Personality and Individual Differences, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2013.07.089
2013
Stankov L; Lee J; Luo W; Hogan D, 2012, 'Confidence: A better predictor of academic achievement than self-efficacy, self-concept and anxiety?', Learning and Individual Differences, vol. 22, pp. 747 - 758, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lindif.2012.05.013
2012
Lee J; Corter J, 2011, 'Diagnosis of subtraction bugs using Bayesian networks', Applied Psychological Measurement, vol. 35, pp. 27 - 47
2011
Lee J; Shute V, 2010, 'Personal and social-contextual factors in K-12 academic performance: An integrative perspective on student learning', Educational Psychologist, vol. 45, pp. 185 - 202, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00461520.2010.493471
2010
Lee J; Stankov L, 2009, 'Dimensions of cultural differences: pancultural, etic/emic and ecological approaches', Learning and Individual Differences, vol. 19, pp. 339 - 354, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lindif.2008.09.003
2009
Lee J, 2009, 'Universals and specifics of math self-concept, math self-efficacy, and math anxiety across 41 PISA 2003 participating countries', Learning and Individual Differences, vol. 19, pp. 355 - 365, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lindif.2008.10.009
2009
Stankov L; Lee J; Paek I, 2009, 'Realism of confidence judgment', European Journal of Psychological Assessment, vol. 25, pp. 123 - 130, http://dx.doi.org/10.1027/1015-5759.25.2.123
2009
Stankov L; Lee J, 2008, 'Confidence and Cognitive Test Performance', Journal of Educational Psychology, vol. 100, pp. 961 - 976, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0012546
2008
Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
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Stankov L; Lee J, 2015, Too many school students are over-confident, The Conversations, Published: 16 June 2015, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
2015
Lee J; Stankov L, 2015, Tailored online NAPLAN better for monitoring high and low achievers, The Conversations, Published: 10 June 2015, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
2015
Lee J, 2011, Looking beyond test scores, ReEd, Published: 11 April 2011, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
2011
Reports
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Lee J, 2010, Conducting cognitive laboratory interviews for PISA 2012 Questionnaires
2010
Vieluf S; Lee J; Kyllonen P, 2009, The predictive power of variables from the PISA2003 student questionnaire
2009
Vieluf S; Lee J; Kyllonen P, 2009, The cross-cultural validity of variables from the PISA2003 student questionnaire
2009
Lee J; Shute V, 2009, The influence of noncognitive domains on academic achievement in K-12 (ETS Research Rep. No. RR-09-34)
2009
Lee J, 2009, Self-constructs and anxiety across cultures (ETS Research Rep. No. RR-09-12)
2009
Paek I; Lee J; Stankov L; Wilson M, 2008, A Study of Confidence and Accuracy Using the Rasch Modeling Procedures (ETS Research RR-08-42)
2008
Stankov L; Lee J, 2007, Confidence and cognitive test performance. Research Report (ETS Research Report RR-07-03)
2007
Lee J; Grigg W; Dion G, 2007, The Nation's Report Card: Mathematics 2007 (NCES 2007-494). U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. Washington D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office.
2007
Lee J; Grigg W; Patricia D, 2007, The Nation's Report Card: Reading 2007 (NCES 2007-496). U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. Washington D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office.
2007
Lee J; Weiss A, 2007, The Nation's Report Card: U.S. History 2006 (NCES 2007-474). U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. Washington D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office.
2007