ERIC Number: ED229459
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Research Issues concerning the Puerto Rican Child and Family.
Rogler, Lloyd H.; And Others
Hispanic Research Center: Research Bulletin, v3 n1 Jan 1980
This journal issue is a collection of papers describing research on Hispanic families conducted at the Hispanic Research Center, Fordham University, New York. The first article, "Research Issues concerning the Puerto Rican Child and Family," by Lloyd H. Rogler, reviews two research projects on health conditions and the plight of Puerto Rican children and their families in New York City. The second article, "Intergenerational Change in Ethnic Identity in the Puerto Rican Family" by Rogler and Rosemary Santana Cooney, analyzes the ethnic identity of 100 intergenerationally linked Puerto Rican families in New York and adjoining states. In the third article, "Puerto Rican Fertility: An Examination of Social Characteristics, Assimilation, and Minority Status Variables," Cooney, Rogler, and Edna Schroeder examine Goldscheider and Uhlenberg's theory of differentials in minority groups, with emphasis on Puerto Rican fertility. The fourth article, "Workshop: Hispanic Intermarriage in New York City" by Elizabeth Collado, reports on a workshop that addressed the findings and recommendations of Gurak and Fitzpatrick's monograph on Hispanic marriages in New York City in 1975. Ian A. Canino focuses on the impact of the environment on mental health of Puerto Ricans in New York City in the fifth article, "The Puerto Rican Child: A Minority at Risk." The sixth article, "Data Issues of the Puerto Rican Child Project," written by Brian Earley, evaluates data on the mental health of Puerto Rican children gathered from the Hispanic Research Center's ongoing Puerto Rican Child Study. Rose Marie Hurrell's article, "The Intellectual Assessment of Hispanic Children: Problems and Alternatives," reviews intelligence tests for Hispanic children and recommends alternatives to conventional assessment methods. The eighth article, "The Hispanic Child: A Multidimensional Approach to Mental Health" by Isaura M. Linares, discusses multi-disciplinary research team efforts and the appropriateness of this methodology in assessing the mental health of Hispanic children. The final article, "An Alternative Approach to the Study of Lower Socioeconomic Status, Urban Puerto Rican Children," written by Damaris Lugo-Frey, reviews the literature on Puerto Rican children and suggests an approach to studying the mental health needs of the Puerto Rican population that focuses on this group's cultural strengths. (AOS)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD. Center for Minority Group Mental Health Programs.
Authoring Institution: Fordham Univ., Bronx, NY. Hispanic Research Center.
Note: Some of the papers appearing in this issue were presented at the Puerto Rican Family Institute Conference (New York, NY, November, 1979).