Jung's research focuses on the rigorous examination of policy impacts on non-academic outcomes, such as political and health outcomes, for adolescents, especially marginalized adolescents. Jung's recent work examines the impact of civics test policy on young people’s voter turnout.
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Estimates the impact of a recent, state-mandated civics test policy—the Civics Education Initiative (CEI)—on youth voter turnout, and provides evidence regarding the lack of efficacy of civics test policies when it comes to youth voter participation. Findings show that CEI does not significantly affect youth voter turnout.
Examines the effect of shadow education — referred to as academically oriented extracurricular activities mainly aimed to prepare for examinations — on students’ creative thinking. Findings show no significant shadow education effect on gains (or losses) in students’ creative thinking between the fifth and sixth grades.
Explores the school counseling experience of sexual and gender minority (SGM) youths in South Korea. Results showed that a hostile school climate and the accessibility, confidentiality, trustworthiness, and LGBTQ competency of school counselors drove the reluctance of these youths to receive school counseling services. Discusses the implications for the role of school counseling services for SGM youths and provides suggestions offered by the interviewed SGM youths.