CEHD Administration,Family Social Science
Room 275G McNH
1985 Buford Ave
St Paul, MN 55108
Areas of Interest
Parent-adolescent Relationships in Immigrant Families
Ph.D., Family Social Science, University of Minnesota
M.A., Family Social Science, University of Minnesota
B.A., Psychology, Winona State University
Honors & Awards
2004 The Ruth Hathaway Jewson Distinguished Service To Families Award, Minnesota Council on Family Relations
2003 Presidents's Faculty Multicultural Research Award, University of Minnesota
2003 University Faculty Summer Research Fellowship, University of Minnesota
2003 Grant-in-Aid of Research, Artistry and Scholarship, University of Minnesota
Research & Discovery
Bicultural Parenting for Southeast Asian Families – a unique program which helps Southeast (SE) Asian refugee families and those working with them to better understand personal and cultural changes affecting adolescents. This program emphasizes empowerment and strength-based models, and was designed to bring parents of adolescent children together to support one another while learning bicultural problem-solving skills. The program is now being implemented in more than seven states.
Determinants of delinquency – identify risk and protective factors that either promote or inhibit immigrant children’s involvement in delinquent activities. Research integrates research and application to improve family life and relationships that are central in the prevention of anti-social behavior in immigrant children, namely the Cambodian, Hmong, Lao, and Vietnamese in Minnesota.
Hmong Youth Delinquency– examine contexts and predictors of delinquency in the Hmong immigrant community in Minnesota. This research program includes both qualitative and quantitative methods with a sample that consists of fathers, mothers, delinquent and non-delinquent siblings.
Xiong, Z. B., Detzner, D. F., Eliason, P., & Cleveland, M. J. (in press). Southeast Asian perceptions of good adolescents and good parents. Journal of Psychology.
Detzner, D. F., Xiong, Z. B., & Riday, J. D. (2004). Parent education programs for immigrant families. In J. R. Miller, R. M. Lerner, L. B. Schiamberg, & P. M. Anderson (Eds.), Human Ecology: An Encyclopedia of Children, Families, Communities, and Environments. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio.
Xiong, Z. B., & Detzner, D. F. (2004). Southeast Asian families. In J. R. Miller, R. M. Lerner, L. B. Schiamberg, & P. M. Anderson (Eds.), Human Ecology: An Encyclopedia of Children, Families, Communities, and Environments. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio.
Xiong, Z. B., & Tuicomepee, A. (2004). Hmong families in America in 2000: Continuity and change. In B. Thao, & M. Pfeifer (Eds.), Hmong National Development 2000 Census Report. Washington D.C.
Xiong, Z. B., Detzner, D. F., & Cleveland, M. J. (2004). Southeast Asian adolescents’ perceptions of immigrant parenting practices. Hmong Studies Journal, 5, 1-20.
Xiong, Z. B., Tuicomepee, A., LaBlanc, L., & Rainey, J. (2004). Hmong immigrants’ perceptions of family secrets and recipients of disclosure. Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Human Services.
Culhane-Pera, K. A., Naftali, E. D., Jacobson, C., & Xiong, Z. B. (2002). Cultural feeding practices and child-rearing philosophy contribute to iron-deficiency anemia in refugee Hmong children. Ethnicity & Disease, 12, 199-205.
Xiong, Z. B., Detzner, D. F., & Rettig, K. (2001). Southeast Asian immigrant parenting practices and perceptions of parent-adolescent conflicts. Journal of Teaching Marriage and Family: Innovations in Family Science Education, 1(1), 27- 48.
Gates, R. D, de Esnaola, S. A., Kroupin, G., Stewart, C. C., van Dulmen, M., Xiong, B., & Boss, B. (2000). Diversity of new American families: Guidelines for therapists. In W. C. Nichols, M. A. Pace-Nichols, Becvar, D. S., & A. Y. Napier (Eds.), Handbook of family development: Dynamics and therapeutic interventions (pp.299-322). New York: NY: John Wiley & Sons.
Xiong, Z. B. (2000). Hmong-American fatherhood: Past, present, and future. Views, 14-15.