About Paul

I’m Paul Jose, a research psychologist and Associate Professor at Victoria University of Wellington. This website features the current research of myself and my postgraduate students.

Historically I have been interested in how children and adolescents cope with the problems in their lives. I assess stress, coping, and adjustment and examine their interrelationships at one point in time or longitudinally. Recent research has expanded to include issues of cross-cultural and cross-national investigations of how adolescents cope with stressors. Recently I have been turning to issues of positive psychology and positive youth development. Much of my current work focuses on savouring and happiness. I also have a strong interest in methodological issues in general, and statistical moderation and mediation in particular.

You can view Paul’s staff profile on the Victoria University of Wellington website.

Med/Mod Book

Doing Statistical Mediation & Moderation by Paul Jose Available from Guilford Press and Amazon Written in a friendly, conversational style, this book offers a hands-on approach to statistical mediation and moderation for both beginning researchers and those familiar with modeling. Starting with a gentle review of regression-based analysis, Paul Jose covers basic mediation and moderation … Continue reading Med/Mod Book

Online Programmes

I have created two programmes which are designed to assist people computing mediation and/or moderation. Below are three links. The first one will take you to the introduction on these two statistical techniques as well as an example of each. The second and third links will take you to ModGraph or MedGraph, where you can … Continue reading Online Programmes