Andy Supple


Human Development and Family Studies

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Ph.D., The University of Wisconsin, Madison


I study contextual influences on the development of youth in ethnic minority and immigrant families. In addition, I am interested in the application of advanced quantitative analyses to developmental and family science questions. My recent projects apply structural equation modeling techniques to study parent-child interactions, family dynamics, and youth outcomes within and across cultural groups.

Selected Publications

  • Cavanaugh, A. M., Stein, G. L., Supple, A. J., Gonzalez, L. M. and Kiang, L. (2017). Protective and promotive effects of Latino early adolescents’ cultural assets against multiple types of discrimination. Journal of Research on Adolescence. doi:10.1111/jora.12331
  • Stein, G.L., Supple, A.J., Huq, N., Dunbar, A.S., & Prinstein, M.J. (2016). A longitudinal examination of perceived discrimination and depressive symptoms in ethnic minority youth: The roles of attributional style, positive ethnic/racial affect, and emotional reactivity. Developmental Psychology, 52, 259-272.
  • Leerkes, E. M., Su, J., Calkins, S. D., O’Brien, M., & Supple, A. J. (2016). Maternal physiological dysregulation while parenting poses risk for infant attachment disorganization and behavior problems. Development and Psychopathology, 1-13.
  • Rodriguez, Y., Helms, H. M., Supple, A. J., & Hengstebeck, N. D. (2016).Mexican immigrant wives’ acculturative stress and spouses’ marital quality: The role of wives’ marriage work with husbands and close friends. Journal of Family Issues, 37, 1678-1702.
  • Su, J., & Supple, A. J. (2014). Parental, peer, school, and neighborhood influences on adolescent substance use: Direct and indirect effects and ethnic variations. Journal Of Ethnicity In Substance Abuse13(3), 227-246.
  • Supple, A.J. & Cavanaugh, A.M. (2013). Tiger mothering and Hmong American parent–adolescent relationships. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 4, 41-49.
  • Supple, A.J., Su, J., Plunkett, S.W., Peterson, G.W., & Bush, K.R. (2013) Factor structure of the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale. Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology, 44, 748-764.
  • Supple, A.J., Graves, K., Daniel, S., Kiang, L., Su, J., & Cavanaugh (2012). Ethnic, gender, and age differences in adolescent nonfatal suicidal behaviors. Death Studies, 37(9), 830-847.
  • Kiang, L., Supple, A. J., Stein, G. L., & Gonzalez, L. M. (2012). Gendered academic adjustment among Asian American adolescents in an emerging immigrant community. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 41, 283-294
  • Supple, A.J., McCoy, S.Z., & Wang, Y.C. (2010). Parental influences on Hmong University Students’ Success. Hmong Studies Journal, 11, 1-37.
  • Supple, A.J., Ghazarian, S.G., Peterson, G.W., & Bush, K.R. (2009). Assessing the cross-cultural validity of a parental autonomy granting measure: Comparing adolescents in the U.S., China, Mexico and India. Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology, 5, 816-833.
  • Supple, A.J., Ghazarian, S.R., Frabutt, J., Plunkett, S., & Sands, T. (2006). Contextual influences on Latino adolescent ethnic identity and academic outcomes. Child Development, 77, 1428-1434.