Cathy (Xijuan) Zhang

Assistant Professor

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Faculty & School/Dept.

Faculty of Health - Department of Psychology


Ph.D - 2021
University of British Columbia

Selected Publications

Zhang, X., Astivia, O.L.O., Kroc, E., & Zumbo, B.D. (under review). How to think clearly about Central Limit Theorem.

Zhang, X., & Savalei, V. (Minor Revision). New computations for RMSEA and CFI following FIML and TS estimation with missing data. Psychological Methods.

Zhang, X., & Savalei, V. (2019). Examining the effect of missing data on RMSEA and CFI under the normal theory full information maximum likelihood. Structural Equation Modeling, 27, 219-239.

Zhang, X., Tse, WW-Y., & Savalei, V. (2019). Improved properties of the Big Five Inventory and the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale in the Expanded format relative to the Likert Format. Frontiers in Psychology, 10:1286.

Zhang, X., & Savalei, V (2018). Investigating the effect of missing data on the population CFI and RMSEA values. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 53, 147.

Zhang, X., Noor, R., & Savalei, V. (2016). Examining the effect of reverse worded items on the factor structure of the Need for Cognition Scale. PLOS ONE 11(6): e0157795.

Zhang, X., & Savalei, V. (2016a). Bootstrapping confidence intervals for fit indices in structural equation modeling. Structural Equation Modeling, 23, 392-408.

Zhang, X., & Savalei, V. (2016b). Improving the factor structure of psychological scales: The Expanded format as an alternative to the Likert scale format. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 76, 357-386.



Quantitative Methods Research Paper Award of the Canadian Psychological Association - 2020


Currently available to supervise graduate students: Yes

Currently taking on work-study students, Graduate Assistants or Volunteers: Yes

Available to supervise undergraduate thesis projects: Yes