Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Virginia



Lijuan Wang's research interests are in the areas of longitudinal data analysis, multilevel modeling, and structural equation modeling. She is also interested in psychological and educational measurement. Her current research projects involve methods for studying intraindividual variability, mediation analysis, and dyadic data analysis.  Substantively, she is interested in applying quantitative methods in developmental, family, and health research.

Recent Publications: (* Denotes Graduate Student or Advisees) 

Wang, L. & Maxwell, S. E. (in press). On disaggregating between-person and within-person effects with longitudinal data using multilevel models. Psychological Methods.
Ke, Z.* & Wang, L. (2014). Detecting individual differences in change: methods and comparisons. Structural Equation Modeling. doi: 0.1080/10705511.2014.936096. 
Wang, L. & Preacher, K. J. (2014). Moderated mediation analysis using Bayesian methods. Structural Equation Modeling. doi:10.1080/10705511.2014.935256.
Yang, M.*, Wang, L., & Maxwell, S. E. (2014). Bias in longitudinal data analysis with missing data using typical linear mixed-effects modeling and pattern-mixture approach: an analytical illustration. British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology. doi: 10.1111/bmsp.12043
Zhang, Q.* & Wang, L. (2014). Aggregating and testing intra-individual correlations: methods and comparisons. Multivariate Behavior Research, 49, 130-148.
Narvaez, D., Gleason, T., Wang, L., Brooks, J., Lefever, J. B., Cheng, Y. & Centers for the Prevention of Child Neglect (2013). The Evolved Development Niche: longitudinal effects of caregiving practices on early childhood psychosocial development. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 28(4), 759-773.
Ke, Z.* & Wang, L. (2013). Abstract: Investigating methods for detecting interindividual differences in intraindividual change. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 48(1), 
Narvaez, D., Wang, L., Gleason, T., Cheng, Y., Lefever, J., & Deng, L. (2013). The  evolved developmental niche and child socio-moral in Chinese 3-year-olds.  European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 10(2), 106-127.
Zhang, Z., & Wang, L. (2013). Methods for mediation analysis with missing data. Psychometrika, 78(1), 154 -184. 
Wang, L., Hamaker, E., & Bergeman, C. (2012). Investigating inter-individual differences in short-term intra-individual variability. Psychological methods,17(4), 567-581.
Wang, L. & Grimm, K. J. (2012). Investigating reliabilities of intraindividual variability indicators. Multivariate Behavior Research, 47, 1-31.


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