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Interdisciplinary PhD in Mathematics and Science Education

Dr. Jwa K. Kim

Phone: (615) 898-8419
Fax: (615) 898-5027
Office Location:
Jones Hall 302

Ph.D. 1989 - University of Oklahoma (Psychometrics & Quantitative Psychology)
M.Ed. 1982 - Kyungpook National University (Educational Psychology)
B.Ed. 1980 - Kyungpook National University (Education)

Item Response Theory, Multivariate Analysis, Measurement and Scaling, Nonparametric Statistics, Computer Application, Quantitative Analysis.


  • Yu, J. H., & Kim, J. K. (2010). Patterns of interactions and behaviors: Physical education in Korean elementary, middle, and high schools. ICHPER¬∑SD Journal of Research, 5(1), 32-38.
  • Yu, J. H., & Kim, J. K. (2010). Evaluating and improving an online program for graduate students enrolled in a research methods course in physical education and health. International Journal of Instructional Technology & Distance Learning, 7(2), 3-17.
  • Gan, Q., Anshel, M. H., & Kim, J. K. (2009). Sources and Cognitive Appraisals of Acute Stress as Predictors of Coping Style Among Male and Female Chinese Athletes. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 7, 68-88.
  • Anshel, M. H., Kim, J. K., and Henry, R. (2009). Reconceptualizing Indicants of Sport Perfectionism as a Function of Gender. Journal of Sport Behavior, 32, 395-418.
  • Dolbow, D. R., Farley, R. S., Kim, J. K., & Caputo, J. L. (2008). Oxygen consumption, heart rate, rating of perceived exertion, and systolic blood pressure with water treadmill walking. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 16, 14-23.
  • Tang, T. L., Kim, J. K., & Tang, T. L. (2002). Endorsement of the money ethic, income, and life satisfaction: A comparison of full-time employees, part-time employees, and non-employed university students. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 17, 442-467.
  • Sawyer, D. J., Kim, J. K., & Lipa-Wade, S. (2000). Applications of Frith's developmental phase model to the process of identifying "at-risk" beginning readers. In Badian, N. (Ed.) (2000). Preschool Prevention of Reading Difficulties (2nd Ed.). Timonium, MD: York Press.
  • Sawyer, D. J., & Kim, J. K. (2000). Variation in the development of decoding and encoding skills among students with phonological dyslexia. Thalamus, 18, 1-18.
  • Tang, T. L., Kim, J. K., & O'Donald, D. A. (2000). Perceptions of Japanese organizational culture: Employees in non- unionized Japanese-owned and unionized US-owned automobile plants. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 15, 535-559.
  • Tang, T. L., Kim, J. K., & Tang, D. S. (2000). Does attitude toward money moderate the relationship between intrinsic job satisfaction and voluntary turnover? Human Relations,53, 213-245.