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


Submissions from 2020

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

Anchoring Comunidad: How First- and Continuing-Generation Latinx Students in Stem Engage Community Cultural Wealth, Blanca E. Rincón, Érica Fernández, and Mary C. Dueñas

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

"I wanted to follow in her footsteps": Activating, Nurturing, and Extending Community Cultural Wealth for Students of Color Entering STEM Pathways, Blanca Rincon, Erica Fernandez, and Juanita K. Hinojosa

Partnering for Authenticity to Prepare School Administrators, Maria B. Roberts, Miguel M. Gonzales, and Dana L. Bickmore

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

Teachers’ Use of Critical Questions for Argument Evaluation, Michael Van Winkle, LeAnn G. Putney, and Edward M. Nussbaum

Cultivating Self-Compassion in Adolescents, Tam Villar

Investing Time in Technology: Teachers’ Value Beliefs and Time Cost Profiles for Classroom Technology Integration, Vanessa W. Vongkulluksn, Kui Xie, and Nathan A. Hawk

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

Gain Scores, ANCOVA, and Propensity Matching Procedures for Evaluating Treatments in Education, Daniel B. Wright

Improving Trust in Research: Supporting Claims with Evidence, Daniel B. Wright

A Person-Centered Approach to Examining High-School Students’ Motivation, Engagement and Academic Performance, Kui Xie, Vanessa W. Vongkulluksn, Lin Lu, and Sheng-Lun Cheng

An Ecological Approach to Understanding the Pervasive and Hidden Shame in Complex Trauma, Peitao Zhu, Jared Lau, and Carryl P. Navalta

An Ecological Approach to Understanding the Pervasive and Hidden Shame in Complex Trauma, Peitao Zhu, Jared Lau, and Carryl P. Navalta

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

Participatory Concept Mapping as an Integration Tool in Mixed Methods Research: Exploring Preservice Teachers’ Epistemic Cognition and Teaching Orientation, Lisa Bendixen and Nicole Klimow

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

Preventing Extra Costs: The Impact of Faculty Satisfaction and Morale, Celeste M. Calkins, Michelle M. Chavez, and Vicki J. Rosser

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


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

Power Play: An Assistant Principal’s Dilemma and Unexpected Rise to School Leadership, Miguel M. 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

Smartphones and Self-Regulated Learning: Opportunities and Challenges, Kendall Hartley and Lisa D. Bendixen

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

Theoretical Frameworks on Environments, Tonisha B. Lane and Blanca E. Rincón

The Handbook on the Business of Women's Sport, Nancy Lough and Andrea N. Geurin

Sponsorship of Women's Sport, Nancy Lough and Greg Greenhalgh

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

Outside the Scope: The Effect of Michigan Public Act 103 on Teacher Mobility, Bradley Marianno and Tara Kilbride

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

Introduction: An International Handbook of Career Guidance, Harsha N. 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

Introduction to the Special Issue on Fostering Collective and Self-Efficacy: Examining New Directions in Efficacy in Education, Leann G. Putney and Suzanne H. Jones

“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

Leadership for Social Justice in High-Poverty Schools: Exploration of Equity and Fundraising in an Urban-Suburban School, Jacob D. Skousen and Elizabeth Domangue

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

Psychotherapy and the Moral Realism of Charles Taylor, Brent D. Slife, Eric A. Ghelfi, and Nathan M. Slife


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

Treating Rapid Responses as Incorrect for Non-Timed Formative Tests, 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

Using Critical Questions to Evaluate Written and Oral Arguments in an Undergraduate General Education Seminar, Michael Nussbaum, Ian J. Dove, Nathan Slife, and Carolanne M. Kardash


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

A Telling Case of the Principal’s Role in Fostering Teacher and Collective Efficacy, Leann G. Putney, Shelley Nordick, and Suzanne H. Jones

‘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