Yasemin Cava Tadik, Ph.D.

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Human Development and Family Science

Ph.D Student & Graduate Researh Assistant

373 Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602


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Alternate Phone: 7065424939


Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
M.S. Educational Psychology University of Cincinnati 2014
B.S Psychology Dicle University 2010


I am interested in family relationships among immigrants, and impacts of father involvement on marital quality among first-time parents. 


Current Research

Yasemin Cava-Tadik is a doctoral student and a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) at the University of Georgia, earning her degree in human development and family science (HDFS). She is passionate about family relationships among immigrants, cross-cultural issues, father involvement and marital quality. She received her M.S. from the University of Cincinnati in Educational Psychology and her B.A in psychology in Turkey. 


Areas of Expertise

First-time parents, Fatherhood, Marital quality, Immigrant families


Prior Professional Positions

Organization / Department Title Years of Service
University of Georgia Data Coordinator and Graduate Research Assistant 2017-2018
University of Georgia Graduate Research Assistant 2016-2017


Award Name Awarded By Year Awarded
Scholarship for M. S. from the National Educational Ministry of Turkey Turkish Government 2011-2014
Scholarship for Ph.D. from the National Educational Ministry of Turkey Turkish Government 2014-2016
Travel award Department of Human Development and Family Science, Spring 2017
Travel award The College of Family and Consumer Sciences, Spring 2017
SCCR John & Beatrice Whiting Memorial Award for Outstanding Student in Cross-Cultural Studies Society for Cross Cultural Research (SCCR) 2017
Travel award Department of Human Development and Family Science, Fall 2017
The Creswell Fund College of Family and Consumer Science, Fall 2017

Journal Articles

Demir-Dagdas, T., Isik-Ercan Z., Intepe-Tingir, S., Cava-Tadik, Y.  (2017). Parental Divorce and Children from Diverse Backgrounds: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Mental Health, Parent-Child Relationships, and Educational Experiences. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage.

Morrissey Stahl, K., Bower, K. L., Seponski, D. M., Lewis, D. C., Farnham, A. & Cava-Tadik, Y. ( 2017). A practitioner’s guide to end-of-life intimacy for older adults: Suggestions for conceptualization and intervention in palliative care. OMEGA: Journal of Death and Dying.

Isik-Ercan, Z., Demir-Dagdas, T., Cakmakci, H., Cava-Tadik, Y., & Intepe-Tingir, S. (2016). Multidisciplinary perspectives towards the education of young low-income immigrant children. Early Child Development and Care, 1-20.



Organization Title Year(s) Service Type
National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) NCFR Conference Registration Desk/Attendance 2017 Volunteer
Turkish Student Association (TSA) Board member & Event coordinator 2015 Volunteer

Working Papers

Cava-Tadik, Y., Brown G.L. &  Mangelsdorf, S.C., (under review). Fathers’ Satisfaction with Physical Affection Before and After the Birth of a New Baby: Cross-Parent Effects and Associations with Family Dynamics.

Cava-Tadik, Y., Smith, E.P., Yu, D., Leathers M., & Farris J. (under review). Using Technology in a Continuous Quality Improvement Approach in Afterschool Settings: The Pax Good Behavior Game.

Cava-Tadik, Y. (under review). Fatherhood. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood Studies (peer-reviewed). 

Cava-Tadik Y., Intepe-Tingir S., Demir-Dagdas T. & Isik-Ercan Z. (in progress). Factors Influencing the Quality of Father Involvement in Family Relationships among Immigrants in the U.S: Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives.

Cava-Tadik Y. & Lewis, D. C. (in progress). Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) from Asia: Fear, Uncertainty, and Invisibility.





Advisory Committee

Geoffrey L. Brown (Advisor)

J. Maria Bermudez​ 

Margaret OBrien Caughy​