Publications by the faculty of University of Nevada, Las Vegas Department of Educational Psychology & Higher Education.


Submissions from 2020


Assessing Quality in Systematic Literature Reviews: A Study of Novice Rater Training, Sandra Acosta, Tiberio Garza, and Hsien-Yuan Hsu

International Handbook of Career Guidance, James A. Athanasou and Harsha Perera

The Uncertain State of Work in the U.S.: Profiles of Decent Work and Precarious Work, David L. Blustein, Harsha N. Perera, A. J. Diamonti, Ellen Gutowski, Tera Meerkins, Alekzander Davila, Whitney Erby, and Lily Konowitz

The Dimensional Structure of Metaphors of Career and Their Relations to Career Agency, Job Search Self-Efficacy, and Negative Career Outlook, Allison Creed, Peter McIlveen, and Harsha Perera

The Adolescent Peer System and Academic Engagement, Carrie J. Furrer and Gwen C. Marchand

Exploring Sense of Belonging, Socioacademic Integrative Moments, and Learning Communities Related to ELs’ Persistence Based on Reenrollment Decisions in Community Colleges, Tiberio Garza, Margarita Huerta, Hugo A. García, and Jared Lau

Implementing School Improvement Plans: Perceptions and Implications of Aspiring Principals for Educational Leadership Programs, Miguel M. Gonzales, Dana L. Bickmore, and Maria B. Roberts

Crisis and Adolescents, Patrice M. Leverett, Stephanie D'Costa, Heather Cassella, and Manan Shah

Complex Systems Approaches to Educational Research: Introduction to the Special Issue, Gwen C. Marchand and Jonathan C. Hilpert

Complex Systems Approaches to Educational Research: Introduction to the Special Issue, Gwen C. Marchand and Jonathan C. Hilpert

Decent Work’s Association With Job Satisfaction, Work Engagement, and Withdrawal Intentions in Australian Working Adults, Peter McIlveen, P. Nancey Hoare, Harsha N. Perera, Chris Kossen, Louisa Mason, Shannon Munday, Carolyn Alchin, Allison Creed, and Nicole McDonald

Mis/Alignment Between High School and Community College Standards, Tatiana Melguizo and Federick Ngo

Inside the Math Trap: Chronic Math Tracking From High School to Community College, Federick J. Ngo and David Velasquez

The Equity Cost of Inter-Sector Math Misalignment: Racial and Gender Disparities in Community College Student Outcomes, Federick Ngo and Tatiana Melguizo

Critical Integrative Argumentation: Toward Complexity in Students’ Thinking, E. Michael Nussbaum

Learning to Use Benefit-Cost Arguments: A Microgenetic Study of Argument-Counterargument Integration in an Undergraduate Seminar Course, E. Michael Nussbaum and LeAnn G. Putney

The Role of Math Misalignment in the Community College STEM Pathway, Elizabeth S. Park, Federick Ngo, and Tatiana Melguizo

Revisiting the Dimensionality of Subjective Task Value: Towards Clarification of Competing Perspectives, Rachel Part, Harsha N. Perera, Gwen C. Marchand, and Matthew L. Bernacki

Abuse and Misuse of Psychometrics as a Threat to Vocational Psychology, Harsha Perera and Peter McIlveen

Teachers’ Self-Efficacy Beliefs for Teaching Math: Relations With Teacher and Student Outcomes, Harsha N. Perera and Jennifer E. John

Latinx Students Charting Their Own STEM Pathways: How Community Cultural Wealth Informs Their STEM Identities, Blanca E. Rincón and Sarah Rodriguez

Engaging Parents, Family and the Community for Improving Educational Outcomes for 3rd-5th Grade English Learner Children: A First-year Program Implementation, Patsy J. Robles-Goodwin, Jessica C. Salazar, Tiberio Garza, Bertha Y. Torres, and Carlos Martinez

"When You Take This Jump and Cross Racial Boundaries": Parents' Experiences of Raising Multiracial Children, Atsuko Seto, Kent Becker, and Jared Lau

Chinese International Students’ Multicultural Identity and Second Language Development: Gesture Awareness and Use, Lixian Tian and Steven G. McCafferty

Teacher Perceptions of Daily Physical Activity and Perceived Contextual Barriers to the Implementation of Daily Physical Activity, Natasha Williams and Harsha N. Perera

Submissions from 2019

The Accountability Culture: a Systematic Review of High-Stakes Testing and English Learners in the United States During No Child Left Behind, Sandra Acosta, Tiberio Garza, Hsien-Yuan Hsu, Patricia Goodson, Yolanda Padrón, Heather H. Goltz, and Anna Johnson

Exploring Success: Variations in Division I Student-Athlete Academic and Athletic Performance, Alice, Marissa K. Nichols, and Nancy L. Lough

Exploring the Role of Self-Efficacy in Prospective Teachers' Career Decision-Making, Lisa Bendixen, Raelynn Frazier, and Wendy J. Hoskins

Principal Transformative Learning through Mentoring Aspiring Administrators, Dana L. Bickmore and Lydia Diane Davenport


Middle Grades Principal Credentialing: A Vanishing Requirement, Christina DiGaudio and Dana L. Bickmore

"A Ditcher and a Scholar": Figuring College-Going Identities in an Urban Magnet High School, Julia Duncheon and Stefani R. Relles

Do We Belong? A Conceptual Model for International Students’ Sense of Belonging in Community Colleges, Tiberio Garza, Hugo A. Garcia, and Katie Yeaton-Hromada

Educational Leadership in Costa Rica: A Case Study of Elementary School Principals and the National Program of Science and Technology Fairs, Miguel Gonzales

School Technology Leadership Vision and Challenges: Perspectives From American School Administrators, Miguel M. Gonzales

Fostering a Culture of Innovation: A Case Study of Elementary School Principals in Costa Rica, Miguel M. Gonzales and Richard Sorti

Franchise Model Schools: Rethinking Educational Practices and Structures, Miguel Gonzales and Maria Roberts

Relations Among Teachers’ Self-Efficacy Beliefs, Engagement, and Work Satisfaction: A Social Cognitive View, Helena Granziera and Harsha N. Perera

Individual Differences in Revising (and Maintaining) Accurate and Inaccurate Beliefs About Childhood Vaccinations, Erica D. Kessler, Jason L.G. Braasch, and Carolanne M. Kardash

Giving Community College Students Choice: The Impact of Self-Placement in Math Courses, Holly Kosiewicz and Federick Ngo

Compared to What? Changes in Interest Group Resources and the Proposal and Adoption of State Teacher Policy, Bradley D. Marianno

Comparative Analysis of Chinese and Western Authors’ Use of Evidentiality, Steven Mccafferty, Tian Dong, Shaoan Zhang, and Lu Qiu

Mixed Methods in Educational Psychology Inquiry, Matthew T. McCrudden, Gwen Marchand, and Paul Schutz

High School All Over Again: The Problem of Redundant College Mathematics, Federick J. Ngo

Southeast Asian and Pacific Islander Student Progression Through Community College: A Disaggregated Transcript Analysis, Federick Ngo and Jenna Sablan

A Framework for Career Reconstruction Following Personal Injury and Disability, Harsha Perera and James A. Athanasou

Teacher Self-Efficacy Profiles: Determinants, Outcomes, and Generalizability Across Teaching Level, Harsha N. Perera, Celeste Calkins, and Rachel Part

A Multidimensional, Person-Centered Perspective on Teacher Engagement: Evidence from Canadian and Australian Teachers, Harsha Perera, Sündüs Yerdelen, Peter McIlveen, and Rachel Part

“Just the Beginning of Something Great”: A Telling Case of Action-Based Hope and Collective Classroom Efficacy, Leann G. Putney and Suzanne H. Jones

Hegemony, Principal Preparation, and the Language of the Oppressor: The Elusive Preparation of Socially Just School Leaders, Jacob D. Skousen

Aligning Educational Objectives with Educational Activities: Examination of Student Perceptions on Two Asynchronous Learning Activities, Jacob D. Skousen and Spencer C. Weiler


Negotiating the Great Recession: How Teacher Collective Bargaining Outcomes Change in Times of Financial Duress, Katharine O. Strunk and Bradley D. Marianno


Allocation to Groups: Examples of Lord's Paradox, Daniel B. Wright


Research Methods for Education With Technology: Four Concerns, Examples, and Recommendations, Daniel B. Wright

Speed Gaps: Exploring Differences in Response Latencies Among Groups, Daniel B. Wright

Canine-Assisted Interviews Bolster Informativeness for Negative Autobiographical Memories, Daniel Wright, Amy L. Capparelli, Quincy C. Miller, and Kamala London

Submissions from 2018

Negative Career Outlook and the Working Alliance in Career Counseling, Carolyn Alchin, Peter McIlveen, and Harsha N. Perera

The Role of Situational Interest in Personalized Learning, Matthew L. Bernacki and Candace Walkington


Understanding Teacher Turnover in Two Charter Schools: Principal Dispositions and Practices, Dana L. Bickmore and Margaret Mary Sulentic Dowell

Achievement Goal Orientation in Chinese societies: Implications for college counseling, Ching-Chen Chen, Wei-Wen Chen, George B. Richardson, Chia-Liang Dai, Jared M. Lau, and Danica G. Hays

The Effects of Retrieval Practice and Prior Topic Knowledge on Test Performance and Confidence Judgments, MeganClaire Cogliano, CarolAnne M. Kardash, and Matthew L. Bernacki

Brokering College Opportunity for First-Generation Youth: The Role of the Urban High School, Julia C. Duncheon and Stefani R. Relles


Profiles of Psychological Resilience in College Students With Disabilities, Rahul Ganguly and Harsha Perera

Towards a Typology of Psychological Resilience, Rahul Ganguly and Harsha N. Perera

A Survival Analysis of a Language-Infused Science Inquiry Intervention for English Learners, Tiberio Garza, Margarita Huerta, Fuhui Tong, Rafael Lara-Alecio, and Beverly J. Irby


Investigating the Origins of STEM Intervention Programs: An Isomorphic Analysis, Casey E. George, Erin L. Castro, and Blanca Rincon


Relations among Math Self Efficacy, Interest, Intentions, and Achievement: A Social Cognitive Perspective, Sara Grigg, Harsha N. Perera, Peter McIlveen, and Zvetomira Svetleff


Complex Systems Research in Educational Psychology: Aligning Theory and Method, Jonathan C. Hilpert and Gwen C. Marchand


The Roles of Social Influences on Student Competence, Relatedness, Achievement, and Retention in STEM, Alexis Hilts, Rachel Part, and Matthew L. Bernacki

The Psychological Cost of College Math: Digital Learning Behaviors, Outcomes, and Genders Differences, Xing Huang, Woonjon Hong, and Matthew Bernacki

International Students in Community Colleges: On-Campus Services Used and Its Affect on Sense of Belonging, Jared Lau, Tiberio Garza, and Hugo Garcia


Design Considerations for Education Scholars Interested in Complex Systems Research, Gwen C. Marchand and Jonathan C. Hilpert


Network-based Assessment of Collaborative Research in Neuroscience, Gwen C. Marchand, Jonathan C. Hilpert, Kristine M. Bragg, and Jeffrey Cummings

After Janus: A New Era of Teachers Union Activism, Bradley D. Marianno and Katharine Strunk

Beyond the Brain: An Agentive Activity Perspective on Mind, Development, and Learning, Steven McCafferty

Vygotsky on Consciousness and the Application to Second Language Development, Steven G. McCafferty


Impact of Teachers' Career Adaptability and Family on Professional Learning, Peter McIlveen, Harsha N. Perera, Margaret Baguley, Henriette van Rensburg, Rahul Ganguly, Anne Jasman, and Julijana Veskova

Using the Psychology of Working Framework and the Social Cognitive Career Theory to Build a Research Team, Peter McIlveen, Harsha N. Perera, and David Blustein

Empowering Satisfaction: Analyzing the Relationship Between Empowerment, Work Conditions, and Job Satisfaction for International Center Managers, Jon McNaughtan, Hugo A. Garcia, Tiberio Garza, and Yvonne R. Harwood

Fractions in College: How Basic Math Remediation Impacts Community College Students, Federick Ngo

California DREAM: The Impact of Financial Aid for Undocumented Community College Students, Federick Ngo and Samantha Astudillo


Mathematics Course Placement Using Holistic Measures: Possibilities for Community College Students., Federick Ngo, W. Edward Chi, and Elizabeth So Yun Park

Using Critical Questions to Evaluate Written and Oral Arguments in an Undergraduate General Education Seminar: A Quasi-experimental Study, Edward Michael Nussbaum, Ian J. Dove, Nathan Slife, CarolAnne Kardash, Refika Turgut, and David Vallett


Towards an Integrative Perspective on the Structure of Teacher Work Engagement, Harsha N. Perera, Lucie Vosicka, Helena Granziera, and Peter McIlveen

Vocational Interest Profiles: Profile Replicability And Relations With The Stem Major Choice And The Big-five, H N. Perera and P McIlveen

Guiding and Promoting Student Learning: Applying Theory to Practice, Leann G. Putney, Connie Malin, Teresa Miller, Sarah Crosby, and Bobbie Stanley

‘do It Yourself’ Scholarship: From Punk Rock To Qualitative Research, S Relles and R Clemens


Inside the College Writing Gap: Exploring the Mixed Messages of Remediation Support, Stafani R. Relles and Julia C. Duncheon

"Do It Yourself" Scholarship: From Punk Rock to Qualitative Research, Stefani Relles and Randall Clemens

Review of Urban Preparation by Chezare A. Warren, Stefani R. Relles and Ted Chodock

Inside the College Writing Gap: Exploring the Mixed Messages of Remediation Support, Stefani R. Relles and Julia C. Duncheon

Does Latinx Representation Matter for Latinx Student Retention in STEM?, Blanca E. Rincón

Examining Their Employment Status and Workforce Composition, Vicki J. Rosser and Celeste M. Calkins

The What, When, And How Of Preservice Teachers And Literacy Across The Disciplines: A Systematic Literature Review Of Nearly 50 years Of Research, C E. Scott, E M. McTigue, D M. Miller, and E K. Washburn

Stereotype Threat and Gender Differences in Biology, Gita Taasoobshirazi, Christina Puckett, and Gwen Marchand

A Multimodal Exploration of Engineering Students' Emotions and Electrodermal Activity in Design Activities, Idalis Villanueva, Brett D. Campbell, Adam C. Raikes, Suzanne H. Jones, and LeAnn G. Putney

Puzzling The Pieces: Conceptual Blocks Of Engineering Student Ideas In A Service Learning Project, Idalis Villanueva, Suzanne Jones, LeAnn Putney, and Brett Campbell

Personalizing Algebra to Students’ Individual Interests in an Intelligent Tutoring System: Moderators of Impact, Candace Walkington and Matthew L. Bernacki

Personalization Of Instruction: Design Dimensions And Implications For Cognition, C Walkington and M L. Bernacki

Submissions from 2017

Exploring Bloom’s Taxonomy as a Bridge to Evaluativism: Conceptual Clarity and Implications for Learning, Teaching, and Assessing., Lisa D. Bendixen, Denise Winsor, and Raelynn Frazier


The Effects of Doodling on Recall Ability, Jason Bruce Boggs, Jillian Lane Cohen, and Gwen C. Marchand