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Sawako Suzuki  |  Interests  |  Scholarship  

Education:

  • Ph.D. Human Development and Education, University of California, Berkeley, December 2005
  • M.A. Human Development and Education, University of California, Berkeley, May 2001
  • B.A. Psychology, DePaul University, June 1999

Fellowship:

  • AERA Institute on Statistical Analysis for Education Policy - American Educational Research Association, Washington DC (May 2008)

Presentations:

Selected Presentations

  • The public Montessori elementary teacher research project: Preliminary findings. Daoust, Carolyn and Suzuki, Sawako (poster)
    American Montessori Society
    (March 2011)

Paper:

  • The postsecondary choices of Latino youth: The roles of family background, immigrant status, expectations, and behavior. Armendariz, R. and Suzuki, S. (poster)
    The annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association
    (April 2010)
  • The influence of math self-efficacy on high school mathematics achievement of African American students. Moore, A. and Suzuki, S. (poster)
    The annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association
    (April 2010)
  • Parental involvement in children's early schooling: Evidence from Japan. Holloway, S.D., Yamamoto, Y. and Suzuki, S. (paper)
    The annual meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society
    (March 2010)
  • The effects of SES and perceived support on Japanese mothers' parenting self-efficacy: An individual growth model. Suzuki, Sawako, Yamada, Hiroyuki, Holloway, Susan D. and Yamamoto, Yoko (poster)
    The biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, Colorado
    (April 2009)
  • Asian American extracurricular activity participation: The intersections of ethnicity, immigrant generational status, socioeconomic status, and gender. Suzuki, Sawako and Peguero, Anthony (poster)
    The biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, Colorado
    (April 2009)
  • Making developmental data collected with age-appropriate stimuli comparable: An IRT-based linking approach. Yamada, Hiroyuki, Suzuki, Sawako, Holloway, Susan D. and Yamamoto, Yoko (paper)
    The biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, Colorado
    (April 2009)
  • The role of teacher invitation and maternal beliefs in parental involvement in Japan: Socioeconomic comparisons. Yamamoto, Yoko, Holloway, Susan D. and Suzuki, Sawako (paper)
    The biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, Colorado
    (April 2009)
  • The effects of parental aspiration on high school math achievement: Propensity score analysis of ELS:2002/04. Suzuki, Sawako, Sheu, Ching-Fan and Norman, Janith (paper)
    The annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, California
    (April 2009)
  • The effects of social support on Japanese women's parenting beliefs. Suzuki, Sawako
    Invited talk at the Institute of Cognitive Science, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
    (April 2008)
  • Husband support and parenting self-efficacy in Japan. Suzuki, Sawako
    Invited talk at the Psychology Department, National Chung Cheng University, Chiayi, Taiwan
    (April 2008)
  • Husband support and parenting self-efficacy in Japan: A mixed-methods approach to cultural family studies. Suzuki, Sawako (poster)
    The Annual Mixed Methods Conference, Cambridge, UK
    (July 2007)
  • The effects of social support on mothers’ parenting self-efficacy in Japan. Suzuki, Sawako (poster)
    The biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, Massachusetts
    (March 2007)

Publications:

  • Suzuki, Sawako, Holloway, Susan D., Yamamoto, Yoko & Behrens, Kazuko Y. (2011). Perceived social support and parenting beliefs in Japan: A person-oriented approach. International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. 1, Iss. 11, 62-76.
  • Suzuki, Sawako. (2010). The effects of marital support, social network support, and parenting stress on parenting self-efficacy among Japanese mothers of young children. Journal of Early Childhood Research, Vol. 8, 40-66.
  • Holloway, S.D., Yamamoto, Y. & Suzuki, S. (2010). What is a good mother? Historical shifts, divergent models in urban Japan. In Thelen, T. and Haukanes, H.(Eds.), Parenting after the century of the child: Travelling ideals, institutional negotiations, and individual responses (pp. 35-56). Farnham Surrey, UK: Ashgate.
  • Holloway, S.D., Yamamoto, Y. & Suzuki, S. (2010). From kyoiku mama to monster parent: Changing images of Japanese mothers and their involvement in children's schooling. Child Research Net.
  • Suzuki, S, Holloway, S. D., Yamamoto, Y. and Mindnich, J. D. 2009. Parenting self-efficacy and social support in Japan and the United States, Journal of Family Issues, vol. 30, pg.1505-1526
  • Holloway, S. D., Yamamoto, Y., Suzuki, S. & Mindnich, J. D. (2008). Determinants of parental involvement in early schooling: Evidence from Japan. Early Childhood Research & Practice.
  • Holloway, S. D., Suzuki, S., Yamamoto, Y. and Mindnich, J. D. 2006. Relation of maternal role concepts to parenting, employment choices, and life satisfaction among Japanese women, Sex Roles, vol. 54, pg.235-249
  • Yamamoto, Y., Holloway, S. D. & Suzuki, S. (2006). Maternal involvement in preschool children's education in Japan: Relation to parenting beliefs and socioeconomic status. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, Vol. 21, 332-346.
  • Holloway, S. D., Suzuki, S., Yamamoto, Y. & Behrens, K. Y. (2005). Parenting self-efficacy among Japanese mothers. Journal of Comparative Family Studies, Vol. 36, 61-76.
  • Holloway, S. D., Yamamoto, Y. & Suzuki, S. (2005). Exploring the gender gap: Women speak out about working and raising children in contemporary Japan. Child Research Net.
  • Fuller, B, Holloway, S D, Bozzi, L, Burr, E, Cohen, N & Suzuki, S. (2003). Explaining local variability in child care quality: State funding and regulation in California. Early Education & Development, Vol. 14, 47-66.
  • Fuller, B., Chang, Y. -W., Suzuki, S. & Kagan, S. L. (2001). Child-care aid and quality for California families: Special focus on San Francisco and Santa Clara counties. Working Paper Series 01-2. Policy Analysis for California Education.
  • Fuller, B., Holloway, S. D., Bozzi, L., Burr, E., Cohen, N. & Suzuki, S. (2001). Preschool and child-care quality in California neighborhoods: Policy success, remaining gaps. Working Paper Series 01-3. Policy Analysis for California Education..
  • Sheu, C.-F. and Suzuki, S. 2001. Meta-analysis using linear mixed models, Journal of Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, and Computers, vol. 33, pg.102-107
  • Suzuki, S. 2000. Viewing from the inside out: Beyond the behavioristic approach to Japanese classrooms, Harvard Asia Quarterly, vol. IV, issue 4, pg.17-25
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