Prof. Li Jia, Jessica


Assistant Professor 

BMgt (ZJU), MA (UAlberta), PhD (HKU)
3943 7517


Research Interests

  • Ageism and Age-Friendly Environments
  • Geron-technology
  • Intergenerational Relationship and Family Caregiving
  • Preventive Medicine and Lifestyle Intervention 


Curriculum Vitae

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Selected Publications

  • Li, J., Wang, Q., & Zhou, X.C. (2024). Diversity of purposes of use, time spent online, and depression among older Chinese Internet users. Aging & Mental Health.
  • Li, J., & Zhang, J. (2024). Personality traits and depressive symptoms among Chinese older people: A network approach. Journal of Affective Disorders351, 74-81.
  • Li, J., Wang, Q., & Zhou, X.C. (2023). Health literacy, worry about unmet needs for medical care, and psychological well-being among older Chinese adults. Geriatrics & Gerontology International. DOI: 10.1111/ggi.14754
  • Li, J., Wang, Q., & Zhou, X.C. (2023). Spousal religious difference, marital satisfaction, and psychological well-being of Chinese middle-aged and older adults. Family Relations. 1–14.
  • Li, J., Zhou, X., & Wang, Q. (2023). Interventions to reduce loneliness among Chinese older adults: A network meta‐analysis of randomized controlled trials and quasi‐experimental studies. Applied Psychology: Health and Well‐Being15(1), 238-258.
  • Li, J., Lai, D.W.L., & Chappell, N. L. (2022). The older, the happier?: A cross-sectional study on the “paradox of aging” in China. Research on Aging, 44(1), 34-43.
  • Li, J., & Zhou, X.C. (2021). Internet use and Chinese older adults’ subjective wellbeing (SWB): The role of parent-child contact and closeness. Computers in Human Behaviors, 119, 106725.
  • Li, J., & Wang, Q. (2020). Religiosity and health among Chinese older adults: A meta-analytic review. Ageing & Society. 1-35. Doi:
  • Li, J., & Song, Y.J. (2019). Formal and Informal Care. In: Gu D., Dupre M. (eds) Encyclopaedia of Gerontology and Population Aging. Springer, Cham. Doi:
  • Li, J., Xu, L., & Chi, I. (2018). Challenges and resilience related to aging in the United States among older Chinese immigrants. Aging and Mental Health, 22(12), 1548-1555.
  • Li, J., & Collins, D. (2017). Smoking environments in transition: The experiences of recent Chinese migrants to Canada. Health and Social Care in the Community, 25 (1), 65-74.