34. Piña-Watson, B., *Martinez, A.J., **Cruz, L.N., Llamas, J.D., & López, B.G. (accepted). Ethnic Identity Affirmation and Ambition for Academic Training among Mexican Descent Adolescents: Examining Depressive Symptoms, Life Satisfaction, and Academic Attitudes as Mediating Mechanisms. Psychology in the Schools.

33. *Perrotte, J., Lui, P. P., Zamboanga, B. L., & Piña-Watson, B. (in ress) Pregaming among Latina/o Emerging Adults: Do Acculturation and Gender Matter? Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Use. Abstract Link

32. Lorenzo-Blanco, E. I., Meca, A., Piña-Watson, B., Zamboanga, B., Szapocznik, J., Cano, M.A., Cordova, D., Unger, J.B., Romero, A., Des Rosiers, S.E., Soto, D.W., Villamar, J.A., Pattarroyo, M., Lizzi, K.M., & Schwartz, S.J. (in press). Family functioning trajectories among Latino families: Links with cultural stress, emotional well-being, and behavioral health. Child Development. Abstract Link

31. *Heredia, D., Piña-Watson, B., Castillo, L., Ojeda, L., & Cano, M.A. (in press). Academic nonpersistence among Latina/o college students: Examining cultural and social factors. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. doi:10.1037/dhe0000041 Abstract Link


30. Romero, A., Piña-Watson, B., & Toomey, R. (2018). When is bicultural stress associated with loss of hope and depressive symptoms? Variation by ethnic identity status among Mexican descent youth. Journal of Latina/o Psychology, 6, 49 63.  doi:10.1037/lat0000078 Abstract Link


29. Lorenzo-Blanco, E. I., Meca, A., Unger, J.B., Romero, A., Szapocznik, J., Piña-Watson, B., Cano, M.A., Zamboanga, B., Baezconde-Garbanati, L., Des Rosiers, S.E., Soto, D.W., Villamar, J.A., Lizzi, K.M., Pattarroyo, M. & Schwartz, S. J. (2017). Longitudinal effects of Latino parent cultural stress, depressive symptoms, and family functioning on youth emotional well-being and health risk behaviors. Family Process. doi:10.1111/famp.12258  Abstract Link

28. Romero, A.J., & Piña-Watson, B. (2017). Acculturative stress and bicultural stress: Psychological measurement and mental health. In S. Schwartz and J. Unger (Eds.). Handbook of Acculturation and Health. Oxford Handbook. doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190215217.013.8   Abstract Link

27. Piña-Watson, B., Das, M., Molleda, L., & Camacho, C. (2017). Ethnic Identity, Life Satisfaction, and Depressive Symptoms of Mexican Descent Adolescents: Self-Esteem as a Mediating Mechanism. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences39, 283-296.doi:10.1177/0739986317713263 Abstract Link

26. Schwartz, S. J., Unger, J. B., Meca, A., Lorenzo-Blanco, E. I., Baezconde-Garbanati, L., Cano, M. A., Piña-Watson, B., Szapocznik, J., Zamboanga, B. L., Córdova, D., Romero, A. J., Lee, T. K., Soto, D. W., Villamar, J. A., Lizzi, K. M., Des Rosiers, S., & Pattarroyo, M. (2017). Personal identity development in Hispanic immigrant adolescents: Links with positive psychosocial functioning, depressive symptoms, and externalizing problems. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 46, 898-913. doi 10.1007/s10964-016-0615-y  Abstract Link

25. Piña-Watson, B., & Abraído-Lanza, A (2016). The intersection of fatalismo and pessimism on depressive symptoms and suicidality of Mexican American adolescents: An attribution perspective. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 23, 91-101  doi:10.1037/cdp0000115 Abstract Link


24. Lorenzo-Blanco, E.I., Meca, A., Unger, J.B., Romero, A., Gonzales-Backen, M., Piña-Watson, B., Cano, M.A., Zamboanga, B., Des Rosiers, S.E., Soto, D.W., Villamar, J.A., Lizzi, K.M., Pattarroyo, M., & Schwartz, S. J. (2016). Latino parent acculturation stress: Longitudinal effects on family functioning, youth mental health, and substance use. Journal of Family Psychology, 30, 966-976. doi:10.1037/fam0000223 Abstract Link

23. Ojeda, L., Piña-Watson, B., & Gonzalez, G. (2016). The role of social class, ethnocultural adaptation, and masculinity ideology on Mexican American college men’s well-being. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 17, 373-379.  doi:10.1037/men0000023 Abstract Link

22. Córdova, D., Schwartz, S. J., Unger, J. B., Baezconde-Garbanati, L., Villamar, J. A., Soto, D. W., Des Rosiers, S., Kyoung Lee, T., Mecca, A., Cano, M. A., Lorenzo-Blanco, E. I., Oshri, A., Salas-Wright, C. P., Piña-Watson, B., & Romero, A. J. (2016). A longitudinal test of the parent-adolescent family functioning discrepancy hypothesis: A trend toward increased HIV risk behaviors among immigrant Hispanic adolescents. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 45, 2164-2177. doi:10.1007/s10964-016-0500-8 Abstract Link

21. Cano, M. A., Castro, Y., de Dios, M. A., Schwartz, S. J., Lorenzo-Blanco, E. I., Roncancio, A. M., Martinez, M. J., Sheehan, D. M., Auf, R., Piña-Watson, B., Huynh, Q., & Zamboanga, B. L. (2016). Associations of ethnic discrimination with symptoms of anxiety and depression among Hispanic emerging adults: A moderated mediation model. Anxiety, Stress, & Coping, 29, 699-707. doi:10.1080/10615806.2016.1157170 Abstract Link

20. *Davis, A. N., Carlo, G., Schwartz, S. J., Unger, J. B., Zamboanga, B. L., Lorenzo-Blanco, E. I., Cano, M. A., Baezconde-Garbanati, L., Oshri, A., Streit, C., Martinez, M. M., Piña-Watson, B., Lizzi, K., & Soto, D. (2016). The longitudinal associations between discrimination, depressive symptoms, and prosocial behaviors in U.S. Latino/a recent immigrant adolescents. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 45, 457-470. doi: 10.1007/s10964-015-0394-x Abstract Link

19. Piña-Watson, B., Lorenzo-Blanco, E.I., *Dornhecker, M., *Martinez, A.J., & Nagoshi, J.L. (2016). Moving away from a cultural deficit to a holistic perspective: Traditional gender role values, academic attitudes, and educational goals for Mexican descent adolescents. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 63, 307-318. doi: 10.1037/cou0000133  Abstract Link


18. Piña-Watson, B., & *Cruz, A. (2015). Latina/o adolescent suicidality: Intergenerational acculturation gaps and the potential impact for Latina/o youth and families. Texas Psychologist, 70, 6-9. Abstract Link

17. Piña-Watson, B., Llamas, J., & *Stevens, A. K. (2015). Attempting to successfully straddle the cultural divide: Hopelessness model of bicultural stress, mental health, and caregiver connection for Mexican descent adolescents. Journal of Counseling Psychology62, 670. doi:10.1037/cou0000116. Abstract Link

16. Piña-Watson, B., *Dornhecker, M., & *Salinas, S. R. (2015). The impact of bicultural stress on Mexican American adolescents’ depressive symptoms and suicidal ideation: Gender matters. Hispanic Journal of Behavior Sciences, 37, 342-364.  doi:10.1177/0739986315586788  Abstract Link

15. Cano, M. A., de Dios, M. A., Castro, Y., Vaughan, E. L., Castillo, L. G., Lorenzo-Blanco, E. I., Piña-Watson, B., Cardoso, J. B., Ojeda, L., Cruz, R. A., Correa-Fernandez, V., Ibañez, G., Auf, R., *Molleda, L. M. (2015). Alcohol use severity and depressive symptoms among late adolescent Hispanics: Testing associations of acculturation and enculturation in a bicultural transaction model. Addictive Behaviors, 49, 78-82.  doi:10.1016/j.addbeh.2015.06.002  Abstract Link

14. Piña-Watson, B., & Castillo, L. G. (2015). The role of the perceived parent–child relationship on Latina adolescent depression. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 32, 309-315. doi:10.1007/s10560-014-0374-0 Abstract Link

13. Piña-Watson, B., López, B., Ojeda, L., & Rodriguez, K. (2015). Cultural and cognitive predictors of academic motivation among Mexican American adolescents: Caution against discounting the impact of cultural processes. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development43, 109-121. doi:10.1002/j.2161-1912.2015.00068.x  Abstract Link

12. Schwartz, S., Unger, J.B., Baezconde-Garbanati, L., Zamboanga, B.L., Lorenzo-Blanco, E.I., Des Rosiers, S.E., Romero, A.J., Cano, M.A., Gonzales-Backen, M.A., Córdova, D., Piña-Watson, B., Huang, S., Villamar, J.A., Soto, D., Pattarroyo, M., & Szapocznik, J. (2015). Trajectories of cultural stressors and effects on mental health and substance use among recently arrived Hispanic immigrant adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Health, 56, 433-439. doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2014.12.011 Abstract Link


11. Ojeda, L., & Piña-Watson, B. (2014). Caballerismo may protect against the role of machismo on Mexican day laborers’ self-esteem. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 15, 288-295. doi:10.1037/a0033450 Abstract Link

10. Piña-Watson, B., Jimenez, N., & Ojeda, L. (2014). Self-construal, career decision-making self-efficacy, and perceived barriers predict Mexican American women’s life satisfaction. Career Development Quarterly, 62, 210-223. doi:10.1002/j.2161-0045.2014.00080.x  Abstract Link

9. Piña-Watson, B., Castillo, L.G., Jung, E., & Ojeda, L., Castillo-Reyes, R. (2014). The Marianismo Beliefs Scale: Validation with Mexican American adolescent girls and boys. Journal of Latina/o Psychology, 2, 113-130. doi:10.1037/lat0000017 Abstract Link

8. Piña-Watson, B., Castillo, L. G., Rodriguez, K. M., & Ray, S. (2014). Brief report: Familial factors related to suicidal ideation Latina adolescents in the United States. Archives of Suicide Research18, 213-220. doi:10.1080/13811118.2013.824827 Abstract Link

7. Ojeda, L., Castillo, L. G., Rosales Meza, R., & Piña-Watson, B. (2014). Mexican Americans in higher education: Cultural adaptation and marginalization as predictors of college persistence intentions and life satisfaction. Journal of Hispanic Higher Education13, 3-14. doi:10.1177/1538192713498899 Abstract Link

6. Navarro, R., Ojeda, L., Swartz, S., Piña-Watson, B., & Cantu, L. (2014). Cultural self, personal self: Links with life satisfaction among Mexican American college students. Journal of Latina/o Psychology2, 1-20. doi:10.1037/lat0000011 Abstract Link

5. Ojeda, L., Edwards, L., Hardin, E., & Piña-Watson, B. (2014). The role of behavioral and cognitive cultural orientation on Mexican American college students’ life satisfaction. Journal of Hispanic Higher Education13, 63-74. doi:10.1177/1538192713513464  Abstract Link


4. Piña-Watson, B., Ojeda, L., :, N., & Dornhecker, M. (2013). Familismo, ethnic identity, and bicultural stress as predictors of Mexican American adolescents’ positive psychological functioning. Journal of Latina/o Psychology1, 204-217.  doi:10.1037/lat0000006 Abstract Link

3. Piña-Watson, B., Castillo, L. G., Ojeda, L., & Rodriguez, K. M. (2013). Parent conflict as a mediator between marianismo beliefs and depressive symptoms for Mexican American college women. Journal of American College Health, 61, 491-496. doi:10.1080/07448481.2013.838567 Abstract Link

2. Ojeda, L., & Piña-Watson, B. (2013). Day laborers’ life satisfaction: The role of familismo, spirituality, work, health, and discrimination. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 19, 270-278. doi:10.1037/a0032961 Abstract Link


1. Ojeda, L., Piña-Watson, B., Castillo, L. G., Khan, N., Castillo, R., & Leigh, J. (2012). Acculturation, enculturation, ethnic identity, and conscientiousness as predictors of Latino boys’ and girls’ career decision self-efficacy. Journal of Career Development, 39, 208-228. doi:10.1177/0894845311405321 Abstract Link

Selected In-Progress Manuscripts:

Piña-Watson, B., Thurman, D., *Cruz, A., *Yanez, E.. The Role of Bullying on Suicidality for Mexican Descent Adolescents: An Examination of General and Cultural Coping. Psychology of Violence (revise & resubmit)

Piña-Watson, B., Castillo, L.G., & Ojeda, L. Influence of the caregiver-child acculturation gap on Mexican American adolescent depression and suicidality. Psychology of Violence (revise & resubmit).

Piña-Watson, B., Vega, D., *Cruz, A., & Lorenzo-Blanco. Family Conflict & Latina/o Youth Depression, Hopelessness, Suicidality, & Life Satisfaction: An Examination of Gender Role Values. Journal of Orthopsychiatry (revise & resubmit).

Piña-Watson, B., Romero, A., Navarro, R., & Ojeda, L. The Mediating Role of Coping and Involuntary Responses in the Association between Bicultural Stress and Mental Health Among White and Mexican American College Students. Journal of Clinical Psychology (revise & resubmit).

Piña-Watson, B., Llamas, J., & *Cruz, A. Intragroup marginalization in the family context: Implications for mental health in two developmental periods of Mexican Descent Youth. Journal of Child and Family Studies (revise & resubmit).

* = denotes student status