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    Tandaan ninyo kami: Filipino Americans’ experiences of racism and the legacy of colonial mentality during Covid-19
    (August 2023) Villano, Marijo Medina 1995-; Porras Pyland, Claudia; Mollen, Debra; Rosen, Lisa
    Colonial mentality, the unquestioned and automatic acceptance of anything American and the unquestioned and automatic rejection of anything Filipino, is a type of internalized racism distinct to Filipino Americans that considers the group’s unique colonial history. Amid the COVID-19 global pandemic, increased anti-Asian rhetoric has led to reports of increased racially motivated hate crimes against Asian Americans. The current study aimed to examine differences of endorsed colonial mentality between first-, 1.5-, and second-generation Filipino Americans, differences in perceived racist experiences between generations, and the extent to which dimensions of colonial mentality predict perceptions of racism. It was hypothesized that first-generation participants would report fewer incidents of racism both within the last year and within their lifetimes and that there would be no significant difference between 1.5- and second-generation participants. A total of 184 participants participated in this research study. It was also hypothesized that first-generation participants would have the highest endorsement of all dimensions of colonial mentality. Lastly, it was hypothesized that greater endorsement of colonial mentality would result in fewer reports of racism for all generation groups. Participants were recruited via social media and indigenous methods such as pakikipamuhay and pagtatanung-tanong. Findings indicated that first-generation participants reported fewer perceptions of racism compared to the other generations. Additionally, there was no significant difference between 1.5- and second-generation participants perceptions of racism. The only statistically significant difference in perceptions within both recent and lifetime timeframes existed between first- and second-generation participants. Findings also indicated that only differences in the dimensions of colonial mentality existed between first- and second-generation participants endorsement of colonial debt wherein the former endorsed much higher than the latter. Finally, colonial mentality was a significant predictor of perceptions of both lifetime and recent experiences of racism. Specifically, greater endorsement of internalized inferiority predicted more perceptions of racism and lesser endorsement of colonial debt predicted more perceptions of racism.
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    The driving factors: The impact of empathy on aggressive driving behaviors moderated by stress
    (August 2023) Yousuf, Fabiha Tasneem 1997-; Rosen, Lisa; Smith, Gabrielle; Hart, Christian L
    The researcher investigated the relationship between empathy, stress, personality, gender and the propensity for angry driving behaviors. Participants with complete data (n = 70) filled out demographic questions and four scales that measured each of these constructs: cognitive and affective empathy, big five personality dimensions, perceived stress, and the propensity for angry driving. Significant relationships were found between the variables of cognitive empathy and agreeableness in relation to the propensity for angry driving behaviors. Individuals with higher cognitive empathy were shown to have a reduced propensity to drive aggressively. Further analysis indicated that the agreeableness dimension of the Big Five personality dimensions had a significant relationship with the propensity for angry driving behaviors. Those who scored higher on the agreeableness dimension had a higher propensity for angry driving behaviors.
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    The impact of codes of conduct on disciplinary actions for minority students
    (2022-08-01T05:00:00.000Z) Hammer, Jasmine; Herbstrith, Julie; Scott, Shannon; Johnson, Wendi
    Black and Latinx students are more likely to experience disciplinary actions than their White counterparts despite engaging in less disruptive behaviors. Various students received disciplinary action based on infractions ambiguously outlined in the Codes of Conduct within the school policy. Although the purpose of these policies is to instill order, some of the language used can impact the number of disciplinary actions for students of color. Specifically, the language used can be targeting and impact students of color. This study will investigate the impact of school policy on disciplinary actions in Texas Independent School Districts and the role of ethnicity in these actions. The proposed research will use correlations to compare the relationships of the various variables. The collected data is secondary data; limitations to the current study are to be expected. The expected results are that the language of Codes of Conduct impacts the number of disciplinary actions.
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    An investigation of factors related to job satisfaction of social work supervisors
    (1978-08) Shannon, Mary Coleen; Albert, Rodney; Johansen, Elinor; Bucklew, Reba; Davis, Ethelyn; McGeehon, Carl