Meet the Lurie College Faculty | Nadia Sorkhabi

Nadia Sorkhabi studies cultural variations in the effects of parent-child conflict; mothers’ and fathers’ parenting styles and practices; and marital conflict on mental health, academic achievement, social competence, communicative competence, and disclosure to parents of children, adolescents, and emerging adults.  She also study the social cognition and moral reasoning of orthodox Muslims about religious authority, parental authority, equality, and individual rights. Read Nadia’s full profile below and listen to Nadia’s personality playlist on the Lurie College Spotify account!

Professor, Child & Adolescent Development
Ph.D., Human Development, University of California, Berkeley
Recent Publications
Amani, M., Nazifi, M., & Sorkhabi, N. (2019). Parenting styles and academic achievement of early adolescent girls in Iran: Mediating roles of parent involvement and self-regulated learning. European Journal of Psychology of Education, (online first), 1-24, DOI : 10.1007/s10212-019-00422-yEUPE-D-18-00037.5
Sorkhabi, N., & Middaugh, E. (2019). Domain-specific parenting practices and adolescent self-esteem, problem behaviors, and competence. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 28(2), 505-518.
Sorkhabi, N., & Dastgheib, A. S. (2018). Parent-child conflict. Encyclopedia of Life-Span Human Development. M. H. Bornstein (Ed.), pp. 1582-1583. Thousand Oaks: CA, Sage Publications Inc.
Sorkhabi, N., & Dastgheib, A. S. (2018). Home-school interaction. Encyclopedia of Life-Span Human Development. M. H. Bornstein (Ed.), pp. 1895-1897. Thousand Oaks: CA, Sage Publications Inc.
D’Andrade, A., & Sorkhabi, N. (2016). Improving father involvement in child welfare practice and research: Conceptual considerations from social science literature. Journal of Public Child Welfare, 10 (5), 542-560.
Recent Presentations
Nazifi, M., Sorkhabi, N., & Alami, N. (2019, Accepted). Impact of parenting styles and marital conflict on Lebanese emerging adults’ depression: Mediating role of parental nurturance and parent-child conflict. Paper Symposium (Chair, Dr. Robert Larzelere) to be presented at National Council on Family Relations. Fort Worth, Texas, Nov. 20-23, 2019.
Sorkhabi, N., Kuyel, N., & Acar, M. (2019). The effect of religion and the quality of parent-child relationship on religious and secular Turkish adolescents and emerging adults’ reasoning about legitimacy of maternal authority. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Jean Piaget Society. Portland, Oregon, June 6.
Alami, N., Nazifi, M., & Sorkhabi, N. (2018). Links among Lebanese emerging adults’ perceptions of their parents’ parenting styles and their self-esteem and academic achievement: Self-construal and parental psychological control as mediators. Poster presented at annual meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence. Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 12.
Online Resources
Areas of Research Interest
Academic achievement
Emerging adults
Mental health
Parenting styles
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