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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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Peguero, Anthony A. – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2018
The following reflection essay is about my experiences as a Latino Associate Professor who focuses on criminology, youth violence, juvenile justice, and the associated disparities with race, ethnicity, and immigration. I reflect about the "race and justice" job market, pursuing and establishing a Latina/o Criminology working group, often…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Minority Group Teachers, College Faculty, Racial Differences
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Borjian, Ali – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2018
This qualitative study focused on academically successful undocumented immigrant college students who also advocate for access to educational opportunities for others. Using purposeful sampling, eight students attending a large university were recruited and interviewed. Findings indicate that academically successful students are eager to obtain…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, College Students, Undocumented Immigrants, Qualitative Research
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Manzano-Sanchez, Harold; Outley, Corliss; Gonzalez, Jorge E.; Matarrita-Cascante, David – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2018
This review had three aims: (a) examine the relationship between self-efficacy (SE) and academic performance (AP) in Latina/o students, (b) identify the types of measures of SE and AP that have been used, and (c) identify the differences between global and specific measures of SE in predicting academic performance in Latina/o students.…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Beliefs, Academic Achievement, Hispanic American Students
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Cancio, Roberto – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2018
Every year, over 20,000 Hispanics enlist in the U.S. military. Their military experiences influence their long-term educational outcomes. This exploratory study estimates the effect of military service on education level completed by men up to 15 years after initial enlistment. Findings suggest that technical military jobs, more than nontechnical…
Descriptors: Military Service, Hispanic Americans, Veterans, Comparative Analysis
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Fernandez, Frank – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2018
Data from the 1980s suggested that small private colleges were the primary entry point to U.S. higher education for Latinas and Latinos who later earned doctorate degrees. However, I show that in the first decade of the 21st century, large percentages of doctorates originated at public universities and community colleges. I suggest that since the…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Doctoral Degrees, Public Colleges, Community Colleges
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Saw, Guan; Chang, Chi-Ning – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2018
This study examines the disparities in, changes in, and longitudinal interrelationships among mathematics achievement and motivational factors for Hispanics and their White, Black, and Asian peers throughout high school. Analyzing the nationally representative High School Longitudinal Study of 2009, regression results indicate that Hispanics trail…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Motivation Techniques, Hispanic American Students
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Velázquez-Ramos, Magdalys; Sánchez-Cardona, Israel; Coll, Cynthia García – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2018
This article examined the association between social position variables (i.e., Hispanic, health insurance coverage, and poverty rates) on the prevalence of specific learning disabilities (SLD) in students between 3 and 21 years of age. We used the 2012 to 2013 U.S. population data from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Hispanic American Students, Health Insurance, Poverty
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Ermis-Demirtas, Hulya; Watson, Joshua C.; Karaman, Mehmet A.; Freeman, Paula; Kumaran, Ajitha; Haktanir, Abdulkadir; Streeter, Ashley M. – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2018
The purpose of the current study was to investigate the psychometric properties of the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS) within a sample of Hispanic college students. The sample of 223 Hispanic or Latino/a college students consisting of 142 women (65%) and 79 men (35%) was recruited from a Hispanic serving institution in…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Social Support Groups, Student Attitudes, Hispanic American Students
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Taggart, Amanda – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2018
The purpose of this systematic review is to provide a comprehensive synthesis and analysis of the empirical evidence to date on the factors related to Latina/o student academic achievement in the country's increasingly Latina/o K-12 schools. Factors found to be related to academic achievement outcomes (e.g., grades, test scores, high school…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Academic Achievement
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Farrington, Deborah – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2018
This study uses a testimonios research methodology to explore the familial origins of educational resilience and to report on the entering into the culture of college by four brothers in a Latin@ family, all of whom earned advanced degrees and pursued careers in psychology, medicine, literature, and law. In addition, LatCrit, a theoretical…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Critical Theory, Race, Cultural Influences
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Arbona, Consuelo; Fan, Weihua; Olvera, Norma – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2018
The present study examined the mediating role of depression symptoms in the relation of college stress and minority status stress to cumulative grade point average (GPA) and persistence intentions among Hispanic women (n = 426) enrolled in a 4-year major research public institution. Results of path analyses indicated a strong model-data fit for…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Depression (Psychology), College Students, Minority Group Students
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Alfaro, Edna C.; Weimer, Amy A.; Castillo, Edith – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2018
The present study examined interrelations among sociocultural factors, communication, and academic support from mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, professors, romantic partners, and close friends and Mexican-origin female college students' (n = 205) college self-efficacy. Findings revealed that students communicated the most with their close…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Hispanic American Students, Correlation, Females
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