About us

Over the period of 2001 until 2018, a large number of undergraduate and graduate students contributed to the success of this longitudinal study.  Co-investigators at various phases of the study included Dr. Oi-man Kwok and Dr. Victor Wilson.

Dr. Stephen G. West of Arizona State University has served as the statistical consultant and methodologist throughout the study. 

The research team has been highly successful in presenting and publishing its research findings, and several dissertations have been completed with data from this study. 


Questions about the research should be directed to Jan Hughes (jhughes@tamu.edu). 



Principal Investigator

Professor Jan N. Hughes

Department of Educational Psychology

College of Education and Human Development

Texas A&M University

College Station, Texas 

E-mail: jhughes@tamu.edu

Jan Hughes is Professor Emerita in the Department of Educational Psychology at Texas A&M University, in College Station, Texas, where she held the positions of Associate and Full Professor from 1984 until 2015. Her research has focused on the dynamic interaction between children’s social and emotional development and their school success. She was awarded the Texas A&M University Distinguished Achievement in Research award and the American Psychological Association Division of School Psychology Senior Scientist Award (a lifetime award for research). She has also received the College of Education and Human Development awards for distinguished achievement in the areas of teaching and mentoring. A licensed psychologist, she has provided and supervised clinical psychological services to children, youth, and families for 38 years and held a number of offices within the American Psychological Association, including President of the Division of School Psychology.



Statistical Consultant

Professor Stephen G. West

Department of Psychology

Arizona State University

TEMPE Campus, Arizona

E-mail: Steve.West@asu.edu

Stephen G. West is Professor of Psychology at Arizona State University and Gast Professor of Methods and Evaluation at Freie Universität Berlin. He has received three lifetime contribution awards from learned societies, as well as the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Germany) senior Forschungspreis (research prize) for lifetime contributions to quantitative research methods. He has served as President of Division 5 of the American Psychological Association and President of the Society for Multivariate Experimental Psychology. He has also received awards for graduate teaching and mentoring. During his career he has served as editor of the Journal of Personality, Multivariate Behavioral Research and as associate editor or editorial board member of these and several other journals in the behavioral sciences. His work has been in the area of quantitative research methods with applications in education, health, mental health and personality.