FACULTY LEAD INVESTIGATIONS

Colonial Mentality and Mental Health

We are currently working on validating The Colonial Mentality scale among island and mainland Puerto Ricans. We are currently in the data gathering phase. To partcipate in this study, participants must identify as Puerto Rican be at least 18 years of age, and reside in the continental US or the island of Puerto Rico. Study materials are available in English and Spanish. To participate in the scale validation study, click here.

We are also gathering data for the second phase of this study, which aims to explore the relationship between colonial mentality and mental health among mainland and island Puerto Ricans. To partcipate in this study, participants must identify as Puerto Rican be at least 18 years of age, and reside in the continental US or the island of Puerto Rico. Study materials are available in English and Spanish. To participate in the colonial mentality and mental health study, click here.


Acculturation Matters: A meta-analysis of Latinx mental health and acculturation

Despite the preponderance of literature on the relationship between acculturation and Latinx mental health outcomes, results are inconclusive. Thus, the team is currently working on statistically reviewing and synthesizing the association between acculturation and Latinx depression and anxiety via meta-analysis.


Context of Acculturation

Our team is also investigating the role of contextual and demographic variables on bidimensional acculturation. We are currently working on publishing our results! 

 

STUDENT LEAD INVESTIGATIONS

Latinx Sexual Identity Development

One of our research team members is currently investigating the factors that hinder and facilitate Latinx LBG Sexual Identity Development.