Kyunghee Han received her Ph.D. in Personality Psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1993. She has previously held an appointment in Educational Psychology at the University of Mississippi. She joined the faculty at the Central Michigan University in 2001.
My research to date can be divided into two areas: general psychometric scale validation research and cross-cultural research on personality and psychopathology. Examples of the former include: (a) construction of a validity scale, S, recently adopted by National Computing Systems for standard use with the MMPI-2; (b) exploring the personality item content areas on which couples agree most; and (c) developing new factor scales measuring expectation about counseling. Examples of cross-cultural research include: (a) standardization of the MMPI-2 and MMPI-A; (b) creating a scale that measures the Korean Cultural-Bound Syndrome of "Hwa-Byung"; (c) examining validity of MMPI-2 validity scales in Korean population; and (d) evaluating measurement equivalence of depression scale with the US and Korean normative samples.
Han, K., Park, H., Weed, N., Lim, J., Johnson, A., & Joles, C. (in press). Gender differences on the MMPI across American and Korean adult and adolescent normative samples. Journal of Personality Assessment.
Park, H., Beehr, T.A., Han, K., & Grebner, S.I. (2012). Demands-abilities fit and psychological strain: Moderating effects of personality. International Journal of Stress Management, 19, 1–33.
Ragsdale, J.M., Beehr, T.A., Grebner, S.I., & Han, K. (2011). An integrated model of weekday stress and weekend recovery of students. International Journal of StressManagement, 18, 153–180.
Dai, G., Han, K., Hu, H., & Colarelli, S. M. (2010). Cultural differences and measurement invariance of selection tools: A case of examining Chinese NEO PI-R conscientiousness scale. Journal of Chinese Human Resource Management, 1, 95-114.
Colarelli, S. M., Han, K., & Yang, C. (2010). Biased against whom? The problems of “group”
definition and membership in test bias analyses. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 3, 228-231.
Ketterer, H. L., Han, K., Hur, J., & Moon, K. (2010). Development and validation of Variable Response Inconsistency (VRIN) and True Response Inconsistency (TRIN) validity scales for use with the Korean MMPI-2. Psychological Assessment.
Ketterer, H. L., Han, K., & Weed, N. (2010). Validation of a Korean MMPI-2 Hwa-Byung scale using a Korean normative sample. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology.
Cho, Y., Otani, H., Han, K., & Van Horn, K. R. (2010). Cultural differences in asymmetric beliefs of interpersonal knowledge in vertical and horizontal relationships. Journal of General Psychology.
Colarelli, S. M., Han, K., & Yang, C. (2010). Biased against whom? The problems of "group" definition and membership in test bias analyses. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 3, 228-231.
Han, K. Burns, G.N., Weed, N.C., Hatchett, G.T., & Kurokawa, N.K.S. (2009). Evaluation of an observer form of the Coping Inventory for Stressful Situations (CISS). Educational and Psychology Measurement, 69, 675-695.
Yang, C., Colarelli, & Han, K. (2008). Immigrant entrepreneurship from a neo-Darwinian co- evolutionary perspective. Journal of Business Management and Change, 3, 53-70.
Yang, C., Colarelli, S. M., & Han, K. (2008). Understanding adaptive functions of kinship in immigrant entrepreneurship: An evolutionary perspective. In Oglesby, R. A., & Adams, M. G. (Eds.). Business Research Yearbook: Global Business Perspectives (pp.337.342). Beltsville, MD: International Academy of Business Disciplines.