Laura McLaughlin Gonzalez

**Education: PhD, Counselor Education, North Carolina State University--MEd, College Counseling, University of Delaware--BA, Women’s Studies with a minor in Biology, Colgate University

There are 19 included publications by Laura McLaughlin Gonzalez :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Adjustment of Undergraduate Latino Students at a Southeastern University Cultural Components of Academic and Social Integration 2008 701 College campuses in the southeast United States are striving to understand and serve their newly arriving Latino students to promote adjustment and academic success. The purpose of this article is to outline the cultural components of academic and so...
College level choice of Latino high school students: A social cognitive approach. 2012 1293 Latino students attend 2-year colleges more often than 4-year colleges. This has an impact on the rate of bachelor's degree attainment, because the transfer rate between the 2 levels is low. The author uses national data to identify predictors associ...
Cultural stressors and the hopelessness model of depressive symptoms in Latino adolescents. 2012 1115 Depressive symptoms in Latino youth have been related to both culturally-universal and culturally-based stressors. However, few studies have examined the unique contributions of culturally-based stressors above and beyond other types of stressors. Mo...
Ethnic Identity as a Protective Factor in the Lives of Asian American Adolescents 2014 1363 This study examined the buffering role of ethnic identity for Asian American adolescents living in an emerging immigrant community. A sample of 176 Asian American ninth graders completed self-report measures assessing ethnic identity, stressors (i.e....
Familial Cultural Values, Depressive Symptoms, School Belonging and Grades in Latino Adolescents: Does Gender Matter? 2014 334 Past studies document that Latino familial cultural values (i.e. familism, affiliative obedience and filial obligation) protect against depressive symptoms and promote academic resilience in adolescence. However, some studies suggest that familial cu...
Gendered academic adjustment among Asian American adolescents in an emerging immigrant community. 2012 829 Research on the academic adjustment of immigrant adolescents has been predominately conducted in large cities among established migration areas. To broaden the field’s restricted focus, data from 172 (58% female) Asian American adolescents who reside...
The Impact of Discrimination and Support on Developmental Competencies in Latino Adolescents 2014 335 Discrimination is considered a contextual risk factor for ethnic minority youth, but social support provided in the same context may function to offset the risk or encourage adaptive responses. Per the integrative model of child development (Garcia C...
The influence of cultural identity and perceived barriers on college preparation and aspirations of Latino youth in emerging immigrant communities. 2013 1619 Emerging immigrant communities differ from established communities in terms of needs and available resources. Students in these emerging communities may still be acculturating to new contexts and establishing their ethnic identities, which may impact...
Latina/o adolescents in an emerging immigrant community: A qualitative exploration of their future goals. 2012 547 Although immigrant adolescents typically have high hopes for their futures, educational and career outcomes often do not match aspirations. The future aspirations of 17 Latina/o adolescents in an emerging immigrant community were explored. Qualitativ...
The Latino Parents-Learning About College (LaP-LAC) Program: Educational Empowerment of Latino Families Through Psychoeducational Group Work 2014 641 Parental involvement is crucial to facilitating a child's high school success and enhancing their post-secondary opportunities. Unfortunately, the ability for Latina/o parents and guardians to engage in parental involvement is hindered by a general l...
Latino Students in New Arrival States: Factors and Services to Prevent Youth From Dropping Out 2010 1432 Latino youth are more likely than any other ethnic group to drop out of high school in the United States. Though some research has helped us understand the factors leading to dropout, very few studies have assessed Latino student’s opinions of servic...
Parental involvement in children's education: considerations for school counselors working with Latino immigrant families 2013 5672 The Hoover-Dempsey et al. (2005) model of parents" involvement in their children's schools has recently been applied to Latino immigrant families. This article reviews that literature and then describes culturally appropriate strategies for school co...
Parental involvement in college planning: Cultural considerations when working with African American families 2014 305 Purpose: The purpose of this article was to describe Hossler and Gallagher’s (1987) college choice model and emphasize the predisposition phase of the model as the starting point for school counselors’ efforts to help African American parents foster ...
Patching the Leaky Pipeline 2002 437 The United States faces the critical task of graduating large numbers of individuals in mathematics, science, technical, and engineering fields. The first-year orientation course described uses female-friendly practices to provide support, promote ac...
The Protective Role of Familism in the Lives of Latino Adolescents 2013 2225 Familism, a Latino value that promotes loyalty, cohesiveness, and obedience within the family, predicts improved outcomes for Latino adolescents. However, few studies have tested whether familism serves a protective role when adolescents are facing s...
Quality of Interactions in Face-to-Face and Hybrid Career Development Courses: An Exploration of Students' Perceptions 2013 271 Online counselor education is growing, but there has been little conclusive research about its effectiveness. This paper reports on an exploratory study in which the perceptions of students in a hybrid career development and counseling class were com...
Review of ‘Americans by Heart: Undocumented Latino students and the promise of higher education.’ 2013 194 In August 2012, undocumented youth who were brought to the United States prior to their 16th birthday became eligible to apply for deferred action relative to deportation, per an administrative order by President Barack Obama. Although this action di...
School community engaging with immigrant youth: Incorporating personal/social development and ethnic identity development 2014 270 It has been projected that 33% of all school children will be from immigrant households by the year 2040 (Suarez-Orozco et al., 2010). For school personnel (e.g., administrators, counselors, teachers) working with immigrant youth and adolescents, und...
Socioeconomic Stress and Academic Adjustment Among Asian American Adolescents: The Protective Role of Family Obligation 2013 1074 Socioeconomic stress has long been found to place youth at risk, with low family income conferring disadvantages in adolescents’ school achievement and success. This study investigates the role of socioeconomic stress on academic adjustment, and pinp...