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Dueñas, Mary; Gloria, Alberta M. – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2020
Using a psychosociocultural approach, we examined the role of motivation, belonging, and congruity relative to sense of mattering for 236 Latinx undergraduates attending a public Midwest research university. Findings revealed the key role of belonging in understanding undergraduates' experiences where belonging accounted for more than half of the…
Descriptors: Sense of Community, First Generation College Students, Undergraduate Students, Hispanic American Students
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Salinas, Cristobal, Jr.; Riley, Patrick; Camacho, Lazaro, Jr.; Floyd, Deborah L. – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2020
While some higher education institutions attempt to help support and retain Latino students until graduation, these same institutions often neglect the experiences of Latino faculty members. The main challenges Latino faculties encounter in higher education include cultural taxation, discrimination, and feelings of isolation. Research is limited…
Descriptors: Mentors, Minority Group Teachers, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Jach, Elizabeth; Gloeckner, Gene; Kohashi, Colleen – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2020
When conducting human subjects research, social and behavioral researchers seeking to study current issues involving immigrants, refugees, and undocumented students must submit their research to an institutional review board (IRB). Research applications proposing to enroll these populations lie outside the scope of vulnerable populations named in…
Descriptors: Social Science Research, Behavioral Science Research, Undocumented Immigrants, Evaluators
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Rivera, Hector; Li, Jui-Teng – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2019
This study examines the relationship between Hispanic English learners' learning, their parents' involvement, and their teachers' empowerment through professional knowledge. It is believed that Hispanic parents' involvement in their children's school activities is more influential to academic performance and educational attitudes than is teacher…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Teacher Empowerment, Academic Achievement, English Language Learners
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Caal, Selma; Moore, Kristin; Murphy, Kelly; Lawner, Elizabeth; Rojas, Angela; DeMand, Alex – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2019
This study examined the impact of the Abriendo Puertas parent education program among a large sample of low-income, Latino parents and caregivers of preschool children. In all, 922 parents were randomly assigned to the program (n = 468) or a waitlist control group (n = 454). Pretest data and posttest data (5-6 weeks postintervention) from parents…
Descriptors: Parent Education, Low Income Groups, Hispanic Americans, Parents
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Weyant, James – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2019
Using an independent groups design, an experiment was performed to test the hypothesis that a perspective taking exercise would reduce implicit bias against individuals who speak English as a second language. The dependent variable was a brief implicit association test, designed to detect bias against people who are Hispanic. Compared with a…
Descriptors: Native Language, Perspective Taking, Social Bias, English (Second Language)
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López, Belem G.; Lezama, Esteffania; Heredia, Dagoberto, Jr. – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2019
Language brokering refers to the global practice whereby children in immigrant communities are called upon by family members to serve as linguistic and cultural intermediaries by translating and interpreting. Past research has examined the effects of brokering on parent-child relationships, mental health, and substance abuse and feelings toward…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Code Switching (Language), Language Maintenance, Schemata (Cognition)
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Rocha, Lauren; Lenz, A. Stephen; Aras, Yahyahan – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2019
The present study is a systematic review of school climate measures developed for a Spanish-speaking K-12 population. Four instruments were included in the analyses representing data of 9,236 students with a mean of sample size of 2,309 students. Evidences for test content and internal structure were the most frequent representation of…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Spanish Speaking, School Counselors, Hispanic American Students
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Ko, Sei Jin; Marx, David M. – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2019
Women and ethnic minorities (e.g., Latinos) continue to be underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). In an attempt to understand why these STEM minorities are underrepresented, we explored high school students' cost perceptions about pursuing STEM in college. Past research has grouped cost into three dimensions:…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Attitudes, STEM Education, Gender Differences
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Behnke, Andrew O.; Bodenhamer, Aysha; McDonald, Taylor; Robledo, Mayra – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2019
The Juntos Program empowers Latina/o students and their families to gain the knowledge and resources necessary for academic success in high school and college. This is made possible via four interlinking components: Family Engagement; 4-H Clubs; Success Coaching and Mentoring; and a Juntos Summer Academy. Nineteen focus groups with participants in…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Hispanic American Students, Student Empowerment, Academic Achievement
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Albarracin, Julia; Cabedo-Timmons, Guadalupe; Delany-Barmann, Gloria – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2019
This article investigated the intrinsic, extrinsic, and integrative orientations shaping reading and speaking English skills among adult Mexican immigrants in two gateway communities in Illinois. Intrinsic orientations refer to reasons for second language (L2) learning derived from one's inherent pleasure and interest in the activity. Extrinsic…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Immigrants, Mexican Americans
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Walker, Timothy J.; Heredia, Natalia I.; Reininger, Belinda M. – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2019
The Social Support for Exercise Subscales are commonly used among Hispanic populations. The aims of this study were to test the validity and reliability of the Spanish-language version of the Social Support for Exercise Subscales and test the invariance of the Spanish- and English-language versions. Data were from a subsample of Hispanic adults in…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Test Reliability, Exercise, Measures (Individuals)
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Rodriguez, Reyna; Rocha, Izbieta; Barrera, Alinne Z. – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2019
Research on depression among Latinx populations is increasing; however, a focus on what triggers depression among this community is lacking. This study aims to identify perceived triggers for depression through a secondary analysis of 28 adolescent girls who self-identified as Latinx (mean age = 17.07 years, SD = 0.77). Sixty-one percent of the…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Females, Hispanic American Students, High School Students
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Opara, Ijeoma; Santos, Noemy – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2019
The purpose of this review is to propose a conceptual framework using objectification theory and intersectionality theory to examine social media's influence on body image and its effect on eating disorder predictors among Latina adolescents. To examine and explore how these effects from social media usage can result in mental health disparities…
Descriptors: Social Media, Hispanic Americans, Adolescents, Eating Habits
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Greene, William; Kim, Mi-son – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2019
The goal of this study is to analyze the ideological positions of Hispanic college students in the U.S. Rio Grande Valley (RGV). Building on Feldman and Johnston's work, where they argue that a unidimensional model of political ideology provides an incomplete basis for study, we employ two dimensions to account for domestic policy preference. The…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Political Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Public Policy
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