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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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Cabrera, Nolan L.; Holliday, Matthew R. – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2017
This study examines the relationship between Arizona's anti-Latina/o policies and changing patterns of racial self-identification for students at the University of Arizona. Using institutional data and the university's Entering Student Survey, we explored trends in racial/ethnic self-identification between two cohorts of students: one before and…
Descriptors: White Students, Hispanic American Students, Educational Practices, Higher Education
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Yaden, David B., Jr.; Marx, Ronald W.; Cimetta, Adriana D.; Alkhadim, Ghadah S.; Cutshaw, Christina – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2017
For two decades, it has been recommended that assessment of literacy for preschool children be conducted in a child's primary language. However, only a few literacy assessments have been validated with a preschool, Spanish-speaking population. The purpose of the present study was to test the latent structure of the Phonological Awareness Literacy…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Emergent Literacy, Preschool Children, Factor Structure
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Kennedy, Shannon M.; Stephens, Dionne P. – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2017
Prior research has shown that college women in the United States are experiencing significantly high rates of verbal aggression (VA); approximately 20% to 30% of college women experience VA in their intimate relationships. Research has shown that familial conflict experiences directly influence these outcomes. Unfortunately, studies focusing on…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, College Students, Conflict Resolution, Verbal Communication
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Alexander, Jamie D.; Cox, Ronald B., Jr.; Behnke, Andrew; Larzelere, Robert E. – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2017
High parental involvement has consistently been shown to enhance academic achievement among Latino youth. Still, some youth continue to thrive academically despite low parental involvement. The Theory of Rationality suggests that the impact of even potentially negative behaviors depends on how the behavior is interpreted. To test the application…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Barriers, Academic Achievement, Hispanic American Students
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Pascual-Soler, Marcos; Frias-Navarro, Dolores; Barrientos-Delgado, Jaime; Badenes-Ribera, Laura; Monterde-i-Bort, Hector; Cárdenas-Castro, Manuel; Berrios-Riquelme, José – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2017
This study examines the factorial invariance of the Scale on Beliefs About Children's Adjustment in Same-Sex Families (SBCASSF) across countries in three samples: Chilean, Spanish, and Hispanic university students. The scale analyzes attitudes toward the consequences of the rearing and education of children by parents with a homosexual sexual…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Family Environment, Homosexuality, College Students
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Díaz, Yethzèll; Denner, Jill; Ortiz, Eloy – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2017
We have an ethical and a scientific imperative to do research that reflects the views and learning experiences of historically marginalized groups. Most studies that use a critical methodological approach rely on qualitative data. This article describes how a critical approach to recruitment, data collection, and retention can help to ensure that…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Learning Experience, Immigrants, Longitudinal Studies
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Peguero, Anthony A.; Bondy, Jennifer M.; Shekarkhar, Zahra – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2017
Although Latina/o youth are one the fastest growing segments of the U.S. population, they face a number of educational hurdles, such as disproportionate school punishment and increased risk of dropping out of high school. This topic is particularly relevant today in the midst of the current social, political, and economic debate over the…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Gender Differences, Hispanic Americans, Youth
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Vela, Javier C.; Lerma, Eunice; Ikonomopoulos, James – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2017
In the current study, we investigated the psychometric properties of two meaningful measures of subjective well-being among Mexican American high school and college students. Participants completed the Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS) or Subjective Happiness Scale (SHS) as measures of subjective well-being. A confirmatory factor analysis (CFA)…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Psychometrics, Life Satisfaction, Psychological Patterns
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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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