Latinx, or Hispanic/Latino, minoritized groups experience a broad spectrum of mental health challenges, disparities, and risks at a disproportionate rate compared to both their non-White counterparts and compared to other minorized groups in the U.S. (SAMHSA, 2015). They also experience a number of cultural and individual strengths associated with their values, practices, and resiliencies (Leyva et al, 2022; Gennetian et al, 2021; Calzada et al, 2020). However, given the substantial percentage of Latinxs who live in the United States (18.7%), the mental health needs of this minoritized group are not sufficiently addressed in social science literature, as a number of systemic factors limit the inclusion of Latinxs in participant pools (Roberts et al, 2020; DeJesus et al, 2019). Across 13 high-impact journals and three clinical disciplines, a mere 2.5% of all scholarship published focused on Latinxs. Through qualitative content-analysis of key topics, methodology, funding sources, and sample characteristics across 20 years of literature (n = 7, 061), this paper seeks to highlight both the strengths and weaknesses of Latinx representation in the current literature with the hope to better prepare policy makers, program interventionists, and clinical practitioners to competently serve this marginalized population.
College and Department
Family, Home, and Social Sciences; Family Life
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Hinkle, Haley M., "Dónde están les Latinxs? A Content Analysis of Latinx Representation Across Three Clinical Disciplines" (2022). Theses and Dissertations. 9658.
content analysis, Latinxs, mental health disparities, marginalized groups