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Lopez, J. Derek – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2014
This study examines the changes in self-efficacy among Latinos during the freshman year in a highly selective institution. Results indicate that gender differences exist during this period. Males rate themselves high in self-efficacy at the beginning of the year, while females rate themselves low. An interaction effect occurs at the end of the…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Self Efficacy, Hispanic American Students, College Freshmen
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Magoc, Dejan; Tomaka, Joe; Shamaley, Angelee Gigi; Bridges, Amber – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2016
This study investigated gender differences in physical activity (PA) and social-cognitive theory (SCT) variables among Hispanics. Students (N = 298) completed measures assessing levels of PA and variables derived from SCT. Men reported greater PA than women. Men also reported having greater self-efficacy for PA, greater perceived ability to set…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Physical Activities, Beliefs, Hispanic American Students
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Storlie, Cassandra A.; Moreno, Luis S.; Portman, Tarrell Awe Agahe – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2014
As Hispanic students continue to be an underrepresented cultural group in higher education, researchers are called to uncover the challenging and complex experience of this diverse group of students. Using the constant comparative method, these researchers conducted a content analysis of the qualitative research on the experiences of Hispanic…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, College Students, Hispanic American Students, Disproportionate Representation
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Gonzalez, Laura M.; Stein, Gabriela L.; Huq, Nadia – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2013
Emerging immigrant communities differ from established communities in terms of needs and available resources. Students in these emerging communities may still be acculturating to new contexts and establishing their ethnic identities, which may impact their ability to engage in planning for the future. The current study examines what impact these…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Immigrants, Self Efficacy, Self Concept
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Vela, Javier C.; Lenz, A. Stephen; Sparrow, Gregory Scott; Gonzalez, Stacey Lee – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2017
Positive psychology is a useful framework to understand Mexican American adolescents' academic experiences. We used a quantitative, predictive design to explore how presence of meaning in life, search for meaning in life, subjective happiness, hope, and family importance influenced 131 Mexican American adolescents' college-going beliefs. We used…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Adolescents, College Attendance, Questionnaires
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Diaz-Santos, Mirella; Cumba-Aviles, Eduardo; Bernal, Guillermo; Rivera-Medina, Carmen – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2011
The current concept and measures of self-efficacy for depression in adolescents do not consider developmental and cultural aspects essential to understand and assess this construct in Latino youth. We examined the factor structure of the "Escala de Autoeficacia para la Depresion en Adolescentes" (EADA), a Spanish instrument designed to…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Construct Validity, Validity, Factor Structure
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Niehaus, Kate; Rudasill, Kathleen Moritz; Adelson, Jill L. – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2012
This longitudinal study examined how academic self-efficacy, intrinsic motivation, and participation in an after-school program contributed to the academic achievement of Latino middle school students over the course of one school year. Participants were 47 Latino students in sixth through eighth grades who attended two public middle schools in…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, School Activities, Middle Schools, Self Efficacy
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Vick, Rebecca M.; Packard, Becky Wai-Ling – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2008
Although much has been written about the "risky" behaviors in which some Hispanic adolescents participate, the predictors of academic success are less understood. Toward this end, predictors of academic self-regulation were investigated in Hispanic adolescents. Specifically, a predictive model incorporating self-efficacy, instrumentality, salience…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Programming
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Krause, Neal; Bastida, Elena – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2011
The purpose of this study was to evaluate a conceptual model that assesses whether praying to the saints or the Virgin is associated with the health of older Mexican Americans. A survey was conducted of 1,005 older Mexican Americans (Mean age = 73.9 years; SD = 6.6 years). Data from 795 of the Catholic respondents are presented in this study. The…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Older Adults, Health, Religious Factors
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Mena, Jasmine A. – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2011
Home-based parental involvement practices (i.e., educational encouragement, monitoring, and support) and their impact on students' academic persistence were investigated with a sample of 137, ninth-grade Latino students in a northeast high school. Structural Equation Modeling results indicate that the relationship between home-based parental…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Self Efficacy, Academic Persistence, Parent Participation
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Flores, Belinda Bustos; Clark, Ellen Riojas; Guerra, Norma S.; Casebeer, Cindy M.; Sanchez, Serafin V.; Mayall, Hayley J. – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2010
This study contends that multiple psychosocial factors mediate students' pursuit of the teaching profession, including beliefs, ethnic identity, acculturation, efficacy, and motivation. Despite the myriad literature addressing teacher characteristics, less is known about how these factors influence the academic or personal development of teacher…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Characteristics, Observation
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Katz, Vikki S.; Ang, Alfonso; Suro, Roberto – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2012
U.S. Latinos experience constrained access to formal health care resources, contributing to higher incidence of preventable diseases and chronic health conditions than the general population. The authors explore whether a rich set of informal health communication connections--to friends, family, radio, television, Internet, newspapers, magazines,…
Descriptors: Evidence, Social Status, Health Conditions, Health Insurance
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Stevens, Tara; Olivarez, Arturo, Jr.; Hamman, Doug – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2006
The authors investigated the relationships between cognitive, motivational, and emotional variables across Hispanic and White students to predict mathematics performance. A theoretically based structural model fit a total sample of 666 4th- to 10th-grade students well, supporting that self-efficacy, sources of self-efficacy, and emotional feedback…
Descriptors: White Students, Self Efficacy, Self Determination, Student Motivation
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Flores, Belinda Bustos; Clark, Ellen Riojas – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2004
Prior to entering a U.S. bilingual teacher preparation program, Mexican teachers ("normalistas") were assessed regarding their ethnic identity, self-conceptualization, and teaching efficacy. The findings indicated that normalistas' ethnic identity is tied to country of origin, rather than their adopted country. Five salient conceptualization…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Teacher Effectiveness, Language Minorities, Ethnicity
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Torres, Lucas – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2009
The present study sought to examine Latino intercultural competence via two separate methodologies. Phase 1 entailed discovering and generating themes regarding the features of intercultural competence based on semistructured interviews of 15 Latino adults. Phase 2 included conducting a cultural consensus analysis from the quantitative responses…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Self Efficacy, Values, Hispanic Americans
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