Roy   K.  Chen

Professor  

Office: EHABW 1.302
Phone: (956) 665-3590
Email: roy.chen@utrgv.edu

Roy K. Chen





Selected Publications


  • A. B. Becton, R. K. Chen, and M. T. Paul. "A second chance: Employers’ perspectives in hiring individuals in addiction recovery," Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling 48, no. 1 (2017): 6-15 .

  • R. K. Chen, B. S. Austin, and C. C. Lin. "Acculturation and filial piety as mediators of the relationship between caregiver burden and gender-role expectations," Internet Journal of Allied Health and Sciences Practice 15, no. 4 (2017): 1-11.

  • C. H. Huang and R. K. Chen. "Attitudes toward inclusive education: A comparison of general and special education teachers in Taiwan," Asian Journal of Inclusive Education 5, no. 1 (2017): 23-27.

  • R. K. Chen, A. R. Fleming, L. Kuhn, and A. L. Foster. "The voluntary practice of eugenics: Risk-taking and religiosity as determinants of attitudes toward conceiving children with potential genetic disorders and inheritable diseases," Journal of Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation & Disability 3, no. 1 (2017): 1-7.

  • R. K. Chen, S. A. Zanskas, H. J. Kuo, and N. A. Ysasi. "Factors influencing the decisions of women small business owners on hiring people with disabilities," Journal of Disability Studies 2, no. 1 (2016): 3-10.

  • R. K. Chen, C. J. Blankenship, B. S. Austin, V. C. Cantu, and W. Kotbungkair. "Hiring of people with disabilities: Perceptions of Hispanic small business owners," Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation 45, no. 2 (2016): 185-196.

  • H. J. Kuo, A. Connor, T. J. Landon, and R. K. Chen. "Managing anxiety in clinical supervision," Journal of Rehabilitation 82, no. 3 (2016): 18-27.

  • N. A. Ysasi, I. Marini, B. McDaniels , R. K. Chen, L. Dunkley, and S. Kerwin. "Physiatrists’ professional opinions of secondary complications after SCI," Journal of Life Care Planning 14, no. 1 (2016): 59-70.

  • J. Park and R. K. Chen. "Positive psychology and hope as means to recovery from mental illness," Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling 47, no. 2 (2016): 34-42.

  • A. B. Becton, A. L. Foster, and R. K. Chen. "Postsecondary educators’ cultural and institutional awareness of issues faced by African American students with disabilities," Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education 30, no. 2 (2016): 129-147.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • B. J. Reed. Rehabilitation Long-Term Training Program--Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling CFDA Number 84.129B, U.S. Department of Education, $1,000,000.00 (October 2015 - October 2020)

  • Thomas Shefcik. "RSA long term training grant", Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services, $750,000.00 (2010 - 2015)

  • Thomas Shefcik. "RSA long term training grant,", Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services, $750,000.00 (2010 - 2015)

  • R. K. Chen. Choosing a Doctoral Rehabilitation Program: What Factors Matter, University of Texas-Pan American, Faculty Research Council, $2,412.75 (November 2014 - May 2015)

  • R. K. Chen. The Career Maturity of College Students: An Analysis of the Influences of Parental Attachment, Disability Status, and Locus of Control, University of Texas-Pan American, Undergraduate Research Scholar Initiative, $1,974.00 (November 2014 - May 2015)

  • C. J. Blankenship. Long-Term Training in Rehabilitation Counseling (84.129B), U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services, $750,000.00 (2008 - 2013)

  • R. K. Chen. Emotional Eating in Hispanic College Students, Undergraduate Research Scholar Initiative, University of Texas-Pan American, $1,775.00 (September 2012 - December 2012)

  • R. K. Chen. Involuntary and Self-imposed Eugenics: Factors Affecting Attitudes of Pre-Service Nursing Students, College of Health Sciences and Human Services, University of Texas-Pan American, $2,500.00 (January 2012 - May 2012)

  • R. K. Chen. Analysis of Grading Leniency in the Allied Health Sciences Programs, College of Health Sciences and Human Services, University of Texas-Pan American, $3,750.00 (September 2011 - December 2011)

  • R. K. Chen. Caregiver Burden: Determinants Affecting Young Adults Caring for Parents/Grandparents with Disabilities or Chronic Illnesses, Undergraduate Research Scholar Initiative, University of Texas–Pan American, $1,955.00 (August 2010 - December 2010)



Selected Presentations


  • R. K. Chen and V. I. Umeasiegbu. "Acculturation and Filial Piety as Mediators of the Relationship between Caregiver Burden and Gender-Role Expectations in Hispanic-American Rehabilitation Services Students," The 24th Annual Training Conference, National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns, Dallas, Texas (July 2017)

  • C. Vela and R. K. Chen. "Inclusive Education in Mexico and the United States: Perceptions of Pre-Service Teachers," National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies Conference, Dallas, Texas (February 2017)

  • C. Vela and R. K. Chen. "Inclusive Education in Mexico and the United States: Perceptions of Pre-Service Teachers," National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies Conference, South Padre Island, Texas (October 2016)

  • R. K. Chen, C. L. Lee, and K. L. Nguyen-Finn. "Structural Equation Modeling: Test of Life Satisfaction in a Muscular Dystrophy Sample," The 9th Annual Tropical Texas Behavioral Health Conference, South Padre Island, Texas (October 2016)

  • M. Vaughn, A. Diallo, R. K. Chen, and K. Wilson. "How to Get Published: A Focus of Different Aspects of Publishing," The 23rd Annual Training Conference, National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns, New Orleans, Louisiana (July 2016)

  • R. K. Chen, M. Lopez, and J. N. Rodriguez. "Job Outlook for New PhD-Level Rehabilitation Researchers and Educators: A National Survey," The 23rd Annual Training Conference, National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns, New Orleans, Louisiana (July 2016)

  • K. L. Nguyen-Finn and R. K. Chen. "Counselor Spirituality and Perceived Professional Quality of Life: A Preliminary Study," The 16th Annual National Rehabilitation Educators Conference, Newport Beach, California (April 2016)

  • R. K. Chen and K. L. Nguyen-Finn. "Structural Equation Modeling: Test of Life Satisfaction in a Muscular Dystrophy Sample," The 16th Annual National Rehabilitation Educators Conference, Newport Beach, California (April 2016)

  • S. Salinas, R. Crutchfield, and R. K. Chen. "Interprofessional Public Health Awareness Survey: Hispanic populations in Early Childhood Intervention, UTRGV/UM Collaboration," The 60th Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Annual Convention, Fort Worth, Texas (March 2016)

  • R. K. Chen, C. L. Lee, and K. L. Nguyen-Finn. "A Structural Equation Model of Life Satisfaction among People with Neuromuscular Disorders," South Texas Integrated Team Collaborative for Health Interprofessional Education Symposium, Edinburg, Texas (December 2015)

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