Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: HIV testing in clinical and community settings for an international sample of Latino immigrants and nonimmigrants.

Latino/as in the United States and Spain make up a disproportionate percentage of cases of HIV infection, and often are diagnosed later than their non-Latino/a counterparts. Understanding the factors that affect HIV testing in different contexts is critical to best promote HIV testing, which is considered essential to both prevention and early treatment. This study explored differences in HIV testing rates among Latino/a participants in an international study designed to examine behavioral health screening for Latino/a populations. We collected data on testing rates and results from 407 Latino/as—both first generation immigrants and those of Latino/a descent—in the United States (Boston) and Spain (Madrid and Barcelona), through interviews conducted in community clinics and agencies. Using multivariate logit models, we evaluated predictors of screening and positive testing, adjusting for sex, age, and clinic type. HIV testing rates were highest in Boston, followed by Barcelona and Madrid (82%, 69%, and 59%, respectively, p positive predictors of HIV testing were: education level higher than high school, HIV concerns, infrequent condom use, other risk behaviors, reports of discrimination, and higher benzodiazepine consumption. Significant differences in HIV testing found in this study help to illuminate best practices for engaging patients in testing across sites. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved)

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Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Collectivistic coping responses to racial microaggressions associated with Latina/o college persistence attitudes.

Despite narrowing the gap in enrollment and achieving a record number of degrees conferred on Latina/o college students, Latina/o young adults complete their bachelor’s degree at rates lower than all other major racial/ethnic groups. Research has demonstrated the harmful impact of microaggressions on the educational aspirations, withdrawal behavior, and academic persistence decisions of Latina/o students. The purposes of the present study were to examine (a) the association between racial microaggressions and college persistence attitudes, (b) the associations between persistence attitudes and two collectivistic coping responses (i.e., forbearance and social support seeking) to microaggressive stress, and (c) the interactions between coping styles and microaggressions. This study used structural equation modeling (SEM) to analyze online questionnaire data from 681 Latina/o undergraduates. Findings indicated less racial microaggressions, β = −.24, p

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Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Parenting processes and adolescent adjustment in immigrant Latino families: The use of residual centering to address the multicollinearity problem.

Family cohesion and parental monitoring promote Latino adolescents’ positive adjustment. For Latino immigrant families, these parenting processes tend to be interdependent due to shared roots in cultural values emphasizing family togetherness and paren…

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