PhD State University of New York at Stony Brook Sociology 1985
Parent-adult child relations; family caregiving; status transitions, interpersonal relations, and psychological well-being; structure and function of social support networks; mixed methods in family research
Sociology of the Family; Aging and the Family; Sociology of Health and Illness; Aging; Gender
2019 - National Institute on Aging
2019 - Purdue Research Foundation
2018 - Purdue Research Foundation
2017 - Purdue University Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships and the Office of the Provost
Peng, Siyung, J. Jill Suitor, and Megan Gilligan. In press. "Maternal Differential Treatment and Psychological Well-Being: The Mediating Role of Marital Tension and Sibling Tensions?" Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences.
Pillemer, Karl, Andres Losada Baltar, and J. Jill Suitor. In press. "Ambivalence, Families, and Care." International Journal of Care and Caring.
Suitor, J. Jill, Megan Gilligan, Marissa Rurka, and Yifei Hou. 2019. "Role of Ego's and Siblings' Perceptions of Maternal Favoritism in Adult Children's Depressive Symptoms: A Within-Family Network Approach." Network Science.
Peng, Siyun, Shawn Bauldry, Megan Gilligan, and J. Jill Suitor. 2019. "Is Older Mothers' Health Affected by Children's Education Achievement? Measurement and Family Context." Social Science & Medicine-Population Health.
Con, Gulcin, J. Jill Suitor, Megan Gilligan, and Marissa Rurka. 2019. "Adult Children's Perceptions of Maternal Favoritism During Caregiving: Comparisons Between Turkey and the U.S." Research on Aging
Breckman, Risa, David Burnes, Sarah Ross, Phillip Marshall, J. Jill Suitor, Mark Lachs, and Karl Pillemer. 2018. "When Helping Hurts: Non-Abusing Family, Friends, and Neighbors in the Lives of Elder Mistreatment Victims." The Gerontologist
Suitor, J. Jill Suitor, Megan Gilligan, Marissa Rurka, Siyun Peng, Jordan Meyer, and Karl Pillemer. 2018. "Accuracy of Adults Children's Perceptions of Mothers' Caregiver Preferences." The Gerontologist
Suitor, J. Jill, Megan Gilligan, Marissa Rurka, Siyun Peng, Gulcin Con, and Karl Pillemer. 2018. "Conflict with Mothers and Siblings During Caregiving: Differential Costs for Black and White Adult Children?" Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences 73:e86-e97. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbx149
Peng, Siyun, J. Jill Suitor, and Megan Gilligan. 2018. "The Long Arm of Maternal Differential Treatment: Effects of Recalled and Current Favoritism on Adult Children's Psychological Well-Being." Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences. 73:1123-1132.
Suitor, J. Jill, Megan Gilligan, Karl Pillemer, Karen Fingerman, Kyungmin Kim, Merril Silverstein, and Vern Bengtson. 2017. "Applying Within-Family Differences Approaches to Enhance Understanding of the Complexity of Intergenerational Relations." Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences 73:40-53.
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