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Hyojin ChoiPhD Student, Human Development & Family Studies

Biography

Hyojin’s research interests focus on diverse challenges of family caregivers. She is currently exploring the relationships among care burden, resilience, and well-being. She is also interested in developing policy to support family caregivers.

Education and Relevant Experience

MA, Family Studies, Kyung Hee University

BA, Child and Family Studies, Kyung Hee University

In 2006, Jina received her BS and MS in Child Development and Family Sciences from Kyunghee University in South Korea. Upon graduating with her Master’s degree, she worked at the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs as a research assistant. In this role, she undertook a variety of projects focusing on the causes of low fertility, work-life imbalance of working women, and population policy. She also worked at the Aging Society Institute of Hanyang University. Her research there focused on older adults’ mobility, social participation, and life satisfaction. Currently, she is a graduate student working with Dr. Kristin Litzelman on a study of informal caregivers’ mental health and pathways for them to access treatment.

Publications

Articles

Lee, S., & Choi, H. (2020). Impact of older adults’ mobility and social participation on life satisfaction in South Korea. Asian Social Work and Policy Review, 14(1), 4-10.

Lee, S., & Choi, H. (2020). The effect of the elderly’s mobility on social participation. Journal of Wellness, 14(3), 101-110.

Lee, S., & Choi, H. (2020). The relationship between perception of old age and social participation of older adults. Journal of Social Science, 30(2), 181-198.

Chapter in an Edited Book

Lee, S. & Choi, H. (2015). Lowest-low fertility and policy responses in South Korea, Rindfuss, R. R. and M. K. Choi (eds.). Low and Low Fertility: Variations across Developed Countries (pp.107-123), Springer International Publishing Switzerland. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-21482-5_6.

Awards and Recognitions

Award Certificate, Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs | 2017

Award Certificate, Statistics Korea | 2017

Award Certificate, Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs | 2016

Award Certificate, Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs | 2015

Award Certificate, Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs | 2014

Award Certificate, Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs | 2013

Award Certificate, Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs | 2012

Research Assistant Scholarship, Kyung Hee University | 2007-8

Dean’s Award, Kyung Hee University | 2007

Superiority Scholarship, Kyung Hee University | 2003-6

Degree Program

  • Human Development and Family Studies Graduate Program

Contact

Email: hchoi99@wisc.edu