My research investigates how contextual aspects of living in poverty, such as exposure to community violence, influence children and adolescents’ academic and psychological functioning. Using quantitative and qualitative methods, my recent work focuses on Latino families and examines after-school activity participation, parent-child relationships, and Latino cultural values as risk and protective factors. A second area of research investigates the experience of infertility among racial minority women and examines how women cope with race- and class-based stereotypes about reproduction.
Kennedy, T. M. & Ceballo, R. (in press). Latino adolescents’ community violence exposure: After-school activities and familismo as risk and protective factors. Social Development.
Ceballo, R., Maurizi, L. K., Suarez, G. A., & Aretakis, M. T. (in press). Gift and sacrifice: Parental involvement in Latino adolescents’ education. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology.
Ceballo, R., Kennedy, T. M., Bregman, A., & Epstein-Ngo, Q. (2012). Always aware (siempre pendiente): Latina mothers’ parenting in high-risk neighborhoods. Journal of Family Psychology, 26 (5), 805-815.
Ceballo, R., Huerta, M., & Epstein-Ngo, Q. (2010). Parental and school influences promoting academic success among Latino students. In J. L. Meece & J. S. Eccles (Eds.), Handbook of research on schools, schooling, and human development. New York: Routledge.
Ceballo, R., Abbey, A., & Schooler, D. (2010). Perceptions of women’s infertility: What do physicians see? Fertility and Sterility, 93 (4), 1066 - 1073.
Dahl, T. A., Ceballo, R., & Huerta, M. (2010). In the eye of the beholder: Mothers’ perceptions of poor neighborhoods as a place to raise children. Journal of Community Psychology, 38 (4), 419-434.