Nephtaly Joel Bagadiong BotorTexas Tech University | TTU · Department of Community, Family, and Addiction Science
Nephtaly Joel Bagadiong Botor
Research Assistant at TuliaoLab; Center Manager at the Center for Addiction Recovery Research - Texas Tech University
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PhD student - Addictive Disorders and Recovery Studies - Texas Tech University. Assistant Professor - Department of Human and Family Development Studies, University of the Philippines Los Baños. Education and Training Director - Balik Kalipay Center for Psychosocial Response, Inc.
October 2010 - July 2012
Al Ain Juniors School
- School Counselor
This study investigated hope and meaning in life as potential predictors of depression among Filipino adolescents. Scales measuring hope, meaning in life and depression were administered to a group of tertiary-level students at a premier state university in Southern Luzon. Scores were analyzed using descriptive, correlation and regression statistic...
This study was done to identify risks confronting adolescents in the community as perceived by significant adults. Further, the perceived causes of these risks and the potential interventions to mitigate them were determined. The respondents were 23 school teachers/counselors and 20 parents from a community in Cabuyao, Laguna. Focus group discussio...
Adolescence is a unique life stage where individuals face challenging and diverse psychosocial issues. It is therefore essential to continuously explore variables through which positive psychological outcomes can be fostered among adolescents. The present study, thus, explored the relationship among desirable psychosocial variables; namely, hope, h...
Preprint of the article published in a print journal The Guidance Journal of the Philippine Guidance and Counseling Association
The Philippines has a long list of policies and programs advancing the rights in general, and education rights in particular, of Filipino children, including IP children. Nevertheless, some key sectors like IP children still encounter issues in terms of access to and quality of education. IP children view education as a shared right among genders a...
City Links (CLs), Municipal Links (MLs), and Community Facilitators (CFs) are frontliners in delivering services of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program. Among their tasks is providing support that encompasses various psychosocial dimensions and issues among children, the youth, and the family as a whole. In their work CLs/MLs and CFs interact w...
This study is a qualitative component of an intervention research on resilience-focused family psychoeducation. It explored how families facing multiple adversities in the Bicol region of the Philippines, make sense of and describe a family. From the FGD among eight mothers and fifteen adolescents, it was found that family was defined according to...
Falls, common among aging persons, typically lead to catastrophic health consequences. Studies show several factors influencing an older person’s risk to falling. Depression, a psychological condition, was identified as one of these factors. With the goal of determining potential psychosocial interventions for older persons, the present study explo...
This descriptive associative study focused on work-related factors as determinants of self-efficacy and resilience among 58 purposively-sampled Child Development Workers (CDWs). It specifically aims to profile the CDWs based on various work-related variables, to determine their psychosocial needs, resources, levels of self-efficacy and resilience,...
In counseling, it is essential to understand how counselees make sense of the constructs being aimed at by the counseling intervention. Counselors are encouraged to be aware of their counselee’s views to be able to appropriate methods that are responsive of the counselee’s realities. Hence, towards the development of a community-based counseling pr...
Higher level of social anxiety brings forth distress among individuals. More particularly among university adolescents which are compelled by their responsibilities to frequently interact with people, there is a need to explore ways through which social anxiety may be address. The present study, which use predictive-associative design, investigated...
Psychosocial predisposition of individuals and families in post-disaster communities is unique due to potential psychological traumatic reaction towards devastating catastrophic experience. This predisposition demands from the researcher more humane and creative approach in theory building and research when working with this group of cohorts. Conso...
How do children visualize happiness after a major disaster? This question was explored, from a qualitative standpoint, after a series of psychosocial activities were facilitated among children in communities affected by typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) in the Visayas. These activities were an essential component of the needs and resource mapping (NaRM) m...
Using Q-methodology, the present study explored what the learning preferences of distance learners are. To achieve this goal, a Q-set, comprised of 52 items representing earlier models and definitions of learning styles, was developed by sampling meaningful words and phrases from learning style and distance education literatures. Purposefully selec...
Our College is hosting the International Conference on Family Ecology in June 2016 here in the Philippines.
I wish to network with professionals whose heart also beats for the family as a worthy subject of study and as a frontier in address complex social and environmental issues and concerns.
I am interested to know if there are existing family-based guidance interventions, wherein the interventionists work with families in grassroot communities. Thanks!
The purpose of this study is to assess alcohol use severity predictors, protective and risk factors, and help seeking in a sample of college students. Alcohol use (i.e., consumption of alcohol) is increasing in the Philippines (Salas & Hinlo, N.A.). However, frequent alcohol use can often result in an alcohol use disorder, as measured by frequency of consumption, dependency symptoms, and alcohol-related problems (Tuliao et al., 2016). Frequent and severe alcohol use can later lead to a variety of adverse outcomes, including alcohol dependence (Tuliao et al., 2016), engaging in risky behavior (e.g., unsafe sex, driving while intoxicated, violent behavior, etc; Ansara & Hindin, 2009; Camchong et al., 2014; Messman-Moore et al., 2013), crime related behavior (Salas & Hinlo, N.A), and a variety of health issues (Rachdaoui & Sarkar, 2017). Not only can severe alcohol use lead to a variety of outcomes, it can also be exacerbated by a variety of factors, including childhood trauma (Fetzner et al., 2011; Taplin et al., 2014), stress and contextual factors (Bodenlos et al., 2013; Fetzner et al., 2011), social circumstances (Taplin et al., 2014), and social stigma related to addiction (Hill & Leeming, 2014; Matthews et al., 2017; Probst et al., 2015). There are also protective factors that can possibly decrease problematic alcohol use, including mindfulness (Bodenlos et al., 2013; Bravo et al., 2016), recognition of problematic use (Camchong et al., 2014; Probst et al., 2015), and readiness to change (Probst et al., 2015). However, these associations are not as well explored and supported in the literature. The purpose of this study is to examine associations between alcohol use and a variety of protective and risk factors in a sample of Filipino university students.
This project aims to investigate minority stress, its intersection with substance use, microaggression, and sexual harms, and the social-cognitive processes attenuating or amplifying these interactions.