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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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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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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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