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Charles, Jenneil – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2021
Using Bronfenbrenner's Social Ecological Model, this systematic critical literature review investigated factors that contributed to the development of colorism, as well as the effects of colorism on Afro-Latinx persons, in Brazil, Mexico, and Puerto Rico, and the wider Latin American region. Agencies within the macrosystem and chronosystem were…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Ethnicity, Blacks, Latin Americans
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Fuentes, Milton A.; Reyes-Portillo, Jazmin A.; Tineo, Petty; Gonzalez, Kenny; Butt, Mamona – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2021
While skin color is relevant and important in the Latinx community, as it is associated with colorism, little is known about how often it is measured or the best way to measure it. This article presents results from two studies examining these key concerns in three prominent journals, where Latinx research is typically published (i.e., the…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Measures (Individuals), Undergraduate Students, Social Bias
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Yockey, R. Andrew; Brown, Jennifer L.; Littlefield, Andrew K.; Talley, Amelia E. – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2020
Previous research has found mixed results regarding the association between acculturation and substance use in Hispanic populations. Additional research is warranted to examine relations among facets of acculturation, particularly acculturative stress, and marijuana use. The purpose of this study was to examine whether self-esteem mediates the…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Acculturation, Marijuana, Stress Variables
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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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Moser, Lea; Oman, Roy F.; Lensch, Taylor; Clements-Nolle, Kristen – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2020
This study's purpose was to determine whether specific youth assets (conceptualized as influencing health behavior at the individual, family, or community level) were prospectively associated with reduced alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use (ATD) in a sample of Hispanic youth. A longitudinal community-based study was conducted with five waves of…
Descriptors: Drinking, Smoking, Health Behavior, Correlation
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Lopez, J. Derek; Horn, Jennifer M. – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2020
Hispanic college students attending a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) in the southwest United States were administered the short grit survey during new student orientation for 2 consecutive years (N = 496) to ascertain the association with grit scores and retention after the first year of university attendance. Results indicate that there was a…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, First Generation College Students, Hispanic American Students, Academic Persistence
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Rodriguez, Adrian; Ratanasiripong, Paul; Hardaway, Kimberly; Barron, Leslie; Toyama, Shiho – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2020
Latinx college students face challenges regarding depression. The relationships between early maladaptive schemas (EMS) and attachment style on depression and relationship satisfaction were investigated among 236 Latinx college student participants. The Young Schema Questionnaire--Short Form (YSQ-S3) total score was utilized to identify overall…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Depression (Psychology), Attachment Behavior, Interpersonal Relationship
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Anderson, Machele; Cox, Ronald B., Jr.; Giano, Zachary; Shreffler, Karina M. – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2020
Latino parents have lower levels of school involvement compared to other ethnic groups, which is often attributed--though not tested--to low English language proficiency. Using a population-based sample of 637 7th grade Latino youth attending an urban school district, we find no significant difference in maternal school involvement when mothers…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Parent Child Relationship, Urban Schools, School Districts
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Kim, Claire Ji Hee; Padilla, Amado M. – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2020
Our case study explored the role of technology in education among low-income Latino residents living in a mobile park in Silicon Valley. Through surveys and in-person interviews with parents and children, we report qualitative data on home Internet access and availability of technological devices utilized for school-related purposes. The results…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Low Income Groups, Hispanic Americans
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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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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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