Rodrigo Ferrer-Urbina

Rodrigo Ferrer-Urbina
University of Tarapacá | UTA · Departamento de Filosofía y Psicología

Doctor in Behavioural and Health Science Methodologies; Master's degree in methodologies; Master's degree in Social Psychology

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Additional affiliations
July 2008 - May 2020
University of Tarapacá
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Education
September 2011 - November 2014
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Field of study
  • Methodology of Behaviour and Health Sciences
September 2009 - June 2011
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Field of study
  • Methodology of Behaviour and Health Sciences
March 2007 - July 2008
University of Tarapacá
Field of study
  • Social Psychology

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Publications (60)
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Chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are a public health problem that affect the quality of life and well-being of people, especially the youth, who have been identified as a high-risk population. Physical inactivity is a key risk factor for NCDs, and an unhealthy diet is a significant driver of NCDs. On the other hand, physical exercise and he...
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El objetivo de este artículo es el de realizar una revisión a la literatura referida al aprendizaje organizacional y los resultados académicos, para determinar, desde una perspectiva teórica, posibles relaciones entre ambas variables. Para tal fin se lleva a cabo un análisis de la literatura disponible en Google Scholar. Como resultado, esta invest...
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Men who have sex with men (MSM) are one of the populations most likely to be infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) worldwide. Sexual risk behaviors (SRB) are the main route of HIV transmission. Among the factors associated with SRB, internalized homophobia (rejection of one’s sexuality) is a...
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Background: Sexual self-concept has a central role in the life of the elderly population. Indeed, their sexual self-concept has significant and positive relationships with their satisfaction with life, pleasure, and willingness to interact with others. However, social-cultural prejudice means that the elderly are considered asexual individuals, har...
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Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a global health problem, with sexual risk behaviors (SRB) being the main routes of spreading the virus. Evidence indicates that different psychological factors influence SRB (e.g., attitude towards condoms, sexual self-concept, sexual sensation seeking, knowledge of sexual risk behaviors, risk perception). This...
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HIV is mainly transmitted through sexual risk behaviors and other associated behavioral factors such as perceived HIV risk, sexual self-concept, and attitude toward condom use, among others. Given that new HIV cases are concentrated in northern Chile, the purpose of this study was to characterize behaviors associated with HIV exposure in a sample o...
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This brief report assessed the psychometric validity and measurement invariance of the Academic Buoyancy Scale (ABS) –a measure of resilience in everyday academic life– in a convenience sample of 1054 high school Chilean students. The results showed that: 1) the ABS produces adequate scores in terms of reliability; 2) one–factor solution adequately...
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This study aimed to adapt the Flourishing Scale to a Chilean high school context and provide evidence of its validity. Data were collected from 1348 students (52% girls) from three different Chilean schools. The results of confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) supported a one–factor solution, multiple–group CFA supported gender invariance, and structu...
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This brief report assessed the psychometric validity and gender invariance of the School Burnout Inventory (SBI) –a measure of students´ exhaustion, cynicism, and inadequacy– in a convenience sample of 972 high school Chilean students ranging between 12 and 18 years old. The results showed that: 1) the SBI produces adequate scores in terms of relia...
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La presente investigación correspondió a un estudio no experimental, de tipo analítico transversal, en la que se analizaron los efectos de las variables ansiedad rasgo-estado sobre afectividad positiva y satisfacción con la vida. Por medio de una muestra por conveniencia, participaron 742 estudiantes universitarios. Los instrumentos utilizados fuer...
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Los casos confirmados de VIH/SIDA aumentan año a año. La principal vía de transmisión son las conductas sexuales de riesgo y otros factores comportamentales asociados, como percepción de riesgo de VIH, autoconcepto sexual, actitud hacia el preservativo, entre otros. Dado que en Chile los nuevos casos de VIH se concentran en el norte, el propósito d...
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Condom use is the most effective preventive behavior against HIV transmission, and its inadequate use is a public health problem that occurs mostly among youth and young adults. Although there are scales that measure condom use, those that exist correspond to English-speaking developments or do not have psychometric evidence to support them, so it...
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El Suicidio es un grave problema de salud pública, por lo que evaluar su riesgo es fundamental para su prevención. Si bien existen múltiples factores relacionados, se cuentan con pocos instrumentos psicométricos para la medición conjunta de factores protectores y de riesgo, dificultando una comprensión multidimensional del comportamiento suicida. S...
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The aim of this study was to analyze the psychosocial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on 120 patients with schizophrenia, and their caregivers (control group), in the city of Arica, northern Chile. The hypotheses of this study hold that (1) self-reports of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic among patients and caregivers would be positively correl...
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El propósito de este estudio fue adaptar y obtener evidencia de validez del cuestionario de Supervisión Abusiva de Tepper (SAT) para su uso en adultos trabajadores de Arica, Chile. Se utilizó un diseño transversal de tipo instrumental, con una muestra conformada por 287 participantes provenientes de empresas privadas de la ciudad. Se realizaron est...
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This study reports the development of a scale to assess knowledge about risky sexual behaviour. The sample is composed of 1037 young people and young adults (540 women and 482 men) from the 5 main cities of the northern part of Chile. The final version of the scale has 12 items divided into 2 dimensions: knowledge about risk behaviour; and knowledg...
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Sexually transmitted infections (STIs), mainly HIV/AIDS, are acquired through risky sexual behaviors that have been associated with sexual sensation seeking. The purpose of this work is development a new scale for the assessment of sexual sensations seeking, with evidence of validity based on internal structure and relationship to other measures, f...
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El objetivo de la presente investigación es analizar las propiedades psicométricas de la Escala Orientación hacia la Dominancia Social (sdo), en una muestra no universitaria de la ciudad de Arica, Chile, implementando técnicas psicométricas de acuerdo con el estado del arte disciplinar. El muestreo fue no probabilístico, por conveniencia y disponib...
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HIV/AIDS is a public health problem that is transmitted through risky sexual behavior. The literature suggests that the perception of HIV risk is a motivator for the prevention of risky sexual behaviors. There is no culturally adapted scale to assess HIV risk perception in the Hispanic-American population. The aim of this research was to develop a...
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There is extensive evidence of the effects of precompetitive anxiety (e.g. Bueno, Capdevila,& Fernández-Castro, 2002; Caracuel and Jaenes, 2015) in sports practices and events, as well as the protective role of coping strategies employed by athletes (e.g., Soto, 2003). However, because competitive sports practices differ, among other things, in the...
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RESUMEN Existe amplia evidencia de los efectos de la ansiedad precompetitiva (e.g. Bueno, Capdevila y Fernández-Castro, 2002; Caracuel y Jaenes, 2015) en las prácticas y pruebas deportivas, así como del rol protector de las estrategias de afrontamiento que emplean los deportistas (e.g., Soto, 2003). Sin embargo, debido a que las prácticas deportiva...
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El efecto de la discriminación racial y étnica sobre la autoestima individual y colectiva según el fenotipo auto-reportado en migrantes colombianos en Chile Resumen Mediante un diseño no experimental, analítico y transversal, se analizó el efecto que tiene la discriminación racial y étnica sobre la autoestima individual (AI) y colectiva (AC), según...
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Background: STIs, principally HIV/AIDS, are public health problems that are transmitted by sexual risk behaviours, which have been associated with the sexual sensation seeking (an specific personality factor). In South American context, there are no measurement instruments with psychometric evidence for their use and, in other contexts, only the Se...
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Background/objective: STIs and HIV/AIDS are an important public health problem, transmitted by risky sex behaviours. In this context, it is necessary to identify protective factors, of those behaviours, as sexual self-concept. Sexual self-concept is a multidimensional trait (i.e. sexual self-esteem; sexual self-efficacy; and sexual assertiveness),...
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Through a non-experimental, analytical and cross-sectional design, we analyze the effect that racial and ethnic discrimination has on individual (ISE) and collective (CSE) self-esteem, according to the declared phenotype. 481 Colombian migrants (54 % women and 46 % men), aged between 18 and 65 (average of 35 years), were surveyed. Were applied the...
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Las infecciones de transmisión sexual, especialmente el VIH/SIDA, son un problema mundial que afecta a millones de personas. En Chile, es un problema creciente, principalmente en jóvenes y adultos del norte de Chile. La principal vía de transmisión son las conductas sexuales de riesgo (CSR), por lo que es fundamental entender las variables que pued...
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Background/objective: HIV/AIDS is a public health problem that is transmitted by sexual risk behaviors (SRB). Literature suggests that HIV risk perception is a motivator toward SRB prevention. There are no cultural adapted scale to assess HIV risk perception in the Latin American context. The objective of this research was to develop a scale to ass...
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In a recent paper, Ferrer and Pardo (2014) tested several distribution-based methods designed to assess when test scores obtained before and after an intervention reflect a statistically reliable change. However, we still do not know how these methods perform from the point of view of false negatives. For this purpose, we have simulated change scen...
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STIs and HIV/AIDS are major public health problems. Both pathologies share risk from sexual behaviours, mainly inappropriate use of condoms, multiplicity of sexual partners and sex under the influence of alcohol and drugs, as main vectors. Despite the importance of evaluating these behaviours for preventive purposes in the Hispanic-American context...
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Antecedentes: Las ITS, principalmente el VIH/SIDA, son un problema de salud pública que se transmite por conductas sexuales de riesgo, las que se han asociado con la búsqueda de sensaciones sexuales. En el contexto sudamericano no existen instrumentos con evidencia psicométrica para su uso y, en otros contextos, sólo se dispone de la escala elabora...
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Introducción En Chile, el graduarse co-mo estudiante universitario constituye una importante fuente de superación de la pobreza y de desarrollo eco-nómico y social (Urzúa, 2012; OECD, 2017). Ello se eviden-cia en que profesionales titu-lados, en su mayoría primera generación en acceder a la universidad (Armanet, 2005; Espinoza y González, 2007; Rod...
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STIs and HIV/AIDS are major public health problems. Both pathologies share risk from sexual behaviours, mainly inappropriate use of condoms, multiplicity of sexual partners and sex under the influence of alcohol and drugs, as main vectors. Despite the importance of evaluating these behaviours for preventive purposes in the Hispanic-American context...
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Extensive evidence supports the social and economic benefits generated at the individual and social levels by the academic success in higher education, as well as the costs of academic failure for people and their impact on countries' growth and development. Therefore, it is essential to have models that allow early identification of potential risk...
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The aim of the study is to analyze the mediating effect of self-esteem on the relationship between perceived discrimination and psychological well-being in South American immigrants in Chile. An analytical, cross sectional, non-experimental design was used. We evaluated 853 Peruvians and Colombians living in the northern cities of Arica, Antofagast...
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MPLUS codes used for analyses the raw data. (DOCX)
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Raw data file used to conduce the analyses. (DOCX)
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Acculturative stress includes discrimination, socio-cultural differences, nostalgia for the place of origin and family separation, and immigrant minorities face it with behavioral and cognitive responses. 853 Peruvians and Colombians living in Chile were interviewed (51% woman, age M = 33.19, SD = 9.54) using acculturative stress and coping scales....
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Research on epistemic beliefs has been hampered by lack of validated models and measurement instruments. The most widely used instrument is the Epistemological Questionnaire , which has been criticized for validity, and it has been proposed a new instrument based in the Epistemological Questionnaire: the Epistemic Belief Inventory. The Spanish-lang...
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Rotated factor matrix attained with GLS extraction method. (DOCX)
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RESUMEN OBJETIVO: analizar la apreciación diagnóstica de profesores respecto al trastorno de déficit de atención con hiperactividad (TDAH) en escolares de enseñanza básica pertenecientes a establecimientos municipalizados de la ciudad de Arica. MÉTODO: En una muestra de 409 estudiantes del primer ciclo académico (de 1ero a 4to año básico), los prof...
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PurposeTo establish the influence of acculturation strategies on quality of life, henceforth QoL. Methods Using a cross-sectional design, two questionnaires were applied, the WHOQoL-BREF from the World Health Organization and Basabe’s acculturation strategies. The questionnaires were applied to 853 Colombian and Peruvian immigrants living in Northe...
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Unhealthy eating habits are one of the main causes that contribute to non-communicable diseases (NCD). Few instruments are available to evaluate the impact of interventions as well as associated factors. Our aim was to design and evaluate a brief scale to measure attitudes towards healthy eating habits in a school population. A psychometric study w...
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Acculturative stress includes discrimination, socio-cultural differences, nostalgia for the place of origin and family separation, and immigrant minorities face it with behavioral and cognitive responses. 853 Peruvians and Colombians living in Chile were interviewed (51% woman, age M = 33.19, SD = 9.54) using acculturative stress and coping scales....
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Background: Traumatic experiences, such as natural disasters, produce multiple and serious impacts on people. Despite the traditional focus on negative consequences, in many cases there are also positive consequences, such as posttraumatic growth. Tedeschi and Calhoun proposed a model of posttraumatic growth that emphasizes the role of rumination...
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RESUMEN OBJETIVO: Analizar la relación existente entre situación contractual con clima organizacional, satisfacción laboral y el absentismo en docentes. METODO: Se realizó un muestreo no probabilístico por disponibilidad, obteniéndose una muestra de 108 profesores de colegios municipales y particulares subvencionados de la ciudad de Arica. Para med...
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We compared perception of family functioning in a sample (N = 1,496) of Aymara and non-Aymara parents and children living in Arica, Chile. The children were aged from 9 to 15 years and were recruited from the 5th to 8th grades of 9 elementary schools (4 public, 5 government-subsidized private schools) serving lower socioeconomic areas. Participants...
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Este trabajo incluye una revisión y tres estudios. El objetivo de la revisión llevada a cabo ha sido el de recopilar los métodos internos disponibles para valorar el cambio individual a partir de las puntuaciones obtenidas mediante test, escalas o cuestionarios. Inicialmente hemos recopilado nueve de estos métodos. Después hemos incorporado cinco m...
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Objective: To describe capabilities and difficulties in emotional adjustment experienced by children living in the Chilean Aymara city of Arica. Patients and Method: 610 students between 5th and 8th grade, in addition to their parents and teachers were surveyed using the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ), comparing Aymara children to t...
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Humor sense has been identifed as being relevant in effective teaching, but has not been well studied in specific contexts of teaching and learning. The Multidimensional Sense of Humor Scale was developed in the USA and has been adapted and validated in Spain for the general population. This paper presents its adaptation and factorial validation in...
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Aymara Childrens have experienced significant migration process over the past decades, however, few studies have been developed in children belonging to this ethnic group. In this reserch, the objective is to evaluate and compare the coping strategies used by Aymara and not Aymara Children. The sample consisted of 685 boys / girls aged 9 and 15 yea...
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In applied research as well as in clinical practice, it is common to evaluate the change that patients experience as a consequence of the treatment they receive. Various methods designed to evaluate this change are reviewed in this study. This review has focused on a specific aspect that has not been given proper attention: the false positive rate....
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Aymara Childrens have experienced significant migration process over the past decades, however, few studies have been developed in children belonging to this ethnic group. In this reserch, the objective is to evaluate and compare the coping strategies used by Aymara and not Aymara Children. The sample consisted of 685 boys / girls aged 9 and 15 yea...
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Humor sense has been identified as being relevant in effective teaching, but has not been well studied in specific contexts of teaching and learning. The Multidimensional Sense of Humor Scale was developed in the USA and has been adapted and validated in Spain for the general population. This paper presents its adaptation and factorial validation i...
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In applied research and in clinical practice we often need to assess the change experienced by patients as a result of the treatment they have received. This paper assesses the performance of several statistical methods designed to estimate such change. This study focuses on one aspect that still has not received attention: the rate of false positi...

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Objetivo general: Establecer el rol del sistema de procesamiento (i.e., heurístico y deliberativo), y algunas diferencias individuales asociadas con credulidad (i.e., escepticismo ingenuo y receptividad a las tonterías), tienen sobre la susceptibilidad a la desinformación en salud. Objetivos específicos: - Describir la receptividad a las tonterías, el escepticismo ingenuo y la susceptibilidad hacia la desinformación en salud, en población de adultos residentes en Chile. - Identificar las relaciones entre el tiempo de procesamiento de información, la receptividad a las tonterías, el escepticismo ingenuo y la susceptibilidad a la desinformación en salud. ● Establecer las diferencias en susceptibilidad a la desinformación en salud que se producen entre diferentes sistemas de procesamiento (i.e., heurístico y deliberativo). - Establecer un modelo explicativo de la susceptibilidad a la desinformación en salud, a partir de efectos directos e indirectos del tipo de procesamiento de la información (i.e., heurístico y deliberativo), la receptividad a las tonterías y el escepticismo ingenuo.
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El objetivo del estudio es establecer la evolución de la recuperación clínica (sintomatología y hospitalización) y psicosocial (funcionamiento social, calidad de vida y autoestigma), a partir de la adherencia al tratamiento y características relevantes del paciente (ajuste premórbido, severidad de déficits cognitivos, duración de las psicosis no tratadas, abuso de sustancias y vulnerabilidad a la ansiedad) y su entorno (involucramiento familiar y apoyo social), en pacientes con EQZ, usuarios de los Servicios de Salud Mental Públicos de la Región de Arica y Parinacota.