Department of Psychology
- Dr. Enchautegui-de-Jesus received her MA and PhD in Community Psychology from New York University. She was a postdoctoral fellow with the NIMH’s Family Research Consortium III at the University of Michigan. Her research revolves around a core interest in the stressors that affect the mental and physical well being of people of low socioeconomic status, especially individuals and families of African and Latin American descent. Currently, her research activities focus specifically on stressors related to work and to the balancing act between work and family demands among women who juggle low wage jobs and children/adolescents at home. Furthermore, Dr. Enchautegui is interested in the coping mechanisms and resources women use and/or need to deal with these stressors and buffer their impact.
DegreesPhD, Community Psychology, New York University
MA, Community Psychology, New York University
BA, Psychology, University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras
Languages Spoken:English, Spanish
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Dr. Enchautegui-de-Jesús investigates stressors related to low-wage jobs and work-family balance among women with children/adolescents at home. She is interested in identifying coping mechanisms and resources to deal with and buffer the impact of such stressors on individual and family well-being. To pursue these interests, she relies on quantitative and qualitative methods (e.g., surveys, focus groups, in-depth interviews). The goal of this research is to inform policies and interventions that could improve the quality of life of working poor families.
Honors, Awards, and Fellowships
- Postdoctoral Fellowship, NIMH’s Family Research Consortium III, Univ. of Michigan, 2001-2003
- Scholarship in Action Award (Department of Psychology, Syracuse University), 2008
- Allport Research Mentor Award (Department of Psychology, Syracuse University), 2005
- Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, 1991?1994
- National Science Foundation Minority Fellowship Mention of Honor, 1991
- Minority Summer Research Internship Program Fellow, University of California, Irvine, 1990
- Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration’s Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Fellow, 1989-1991
- Enchautegui-de-Jesús, N. Stress Factors that Affect Latinas(os) and African Americans in the Workplace. Invited presentation. Distinguished Lecture Series by the Office of Program Development. Syracuse University Lubin House, New York City, NY, November 2007.
- Enchautegui-de-Jesús, N., Yoshikawa, H., & McLoyd, V.C. Quality of maternal employment and parent and child well-being in low-income families. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Family Relations. Pittsburgh, PA, November 2007.
- Enchautegui-de-Jesús, N. Challenges Experienced by Vulnerable Hourly Workers: Issues to Consider in the Policy Conversation to Address These Problems. Invited discussion at the National Symposium on Family Issues, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, October 2007.
- Enchautegui-de-Jesús, N. Fuentes de Conflictos entre Trabajo y Familia entre Madres de Adolescentes. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Sociedad Interamericana de Psicología. Mexico City, Mexico, July 2007.
- Enchautegui-de-Jesús, N. Sources of Work-Family Conflict among Mothers of Adolescent Children. Poster presented at the Fourth Summer Institute of the Family Research Consortium IV. Durham, NC, June 2007.
- Enchautegui-de-Jesús, N. Estrés: Cómo nos afecta y qué hacer para relajarnos. (Stress: How does it affect us and what can we do to relax?). Invited presentation at Caras de Salud: Annual Women’s Health Conference by the Syracuse Model Neighborhood Facility Inc. Syracuse, NY, April 2007.
- Enchautegui-de-Jesús, N. Work-family spillover in women’s pink- and blue-collar jobs. Paper presented at the 7th conference of the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology. Dublin, Ireland, November 2006.
- Enchautegui-de-Jesús, N. Latina empowerment: Building a strong community. Invited presentation at the XV Annual Latina Conference: Realizando Mis Sueños (Realizing My Dreams) by The Association of Neighbors Concerned for Latino Advancement. Syracuse, NY, October 2006.
- Enchautegui-de-Jesús, N. Maternal job quality and adolescent delinquent activity: How low-wage workers carve opportunities for parental monitoring. Paper presented at symposium on “Parental job conditions and low?income adolescent development.” Annual Meeting of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management. Madison, WI, November 2006.
- Enchautegui-de-Jesús, N., *Fitt, J., *Goldstein, A., *Gordon, D., & Hashimoto, N. Mothers’ work-family stress: Occupational, cultural, and socioeconomic considerations. Poster presented at the Sixth International Conference on Work, Stress, & Health. Miami, FL, March 2006. (*student co-author)
- Enchautegui-de-Jesús, N. (2009). Challenges Experienced by Vulnerable Hourly Workers: Issues to Consider in the Policy Conversation to Address These Problems. In A. Booth and A. C. Crouter (Eds.), Work-Life Policies that Make a Real Difference for Individuals, Families, and Organizations (pp. 207-217). Washington, DC: Urban Institute.
- Enchautegui-de-Jesús, N., Yoshikawa, H., & McLoyd, V.C. (2006). Job quality among low-income mothers: Experiences and associations with children's development. In H. Yoshikawa, T. Weisner, and E. Lowe (Eds.), Making It Work: Low-Wage Employment, Family Life, and Child Development (pp. 75-96). New York: Russell Sage Foundation.
- Yoshikawa, H., Lowe, E.D., Weisner, T.S., Hsueh, J., Enchautegui-de-Jesús, N., Gassman-Pines, A., Godfrey, E.,B. Howard, E., Mistry, R., & Roy, A.L. (2006). Pathways through low-wage work. In H. Yoshikawa, T.S. Weisner, and E. Lowe (Eds.), Making It Work: Low-Wage Employment, Family Life, and Child Development (pp. 27-53). New York: Russell Sage Foundation.
- Enchautegui-de-Jesús, N., Hughes, D., Johnston, K.E., & Oh, H.J. (2006). Well?being in the context of workplace ethnic diversity. Journal of Community Psychology, 34, 211-223.
- Enchautegui-de-Jesús, N., *Fitt, J., *Goldstein, A., *Gordon, D., & *Hashimoto, N. (2006). College women’s reflections on career and family decisions. The Community Psychologist, 39 (1), 18-20. (*Indicates student co-author)
- McLoyd, V.C. & Enchautegui-de-Jesús, N. (2005). Work and African American family life. In V.C. McLoyd, K. Dodge, and N. Hill (Eds.), African-American Family Life: Ecological and Cultural Diversity (pp. 135-165). New York: Guilford Press.
- Bernal, G. & Enchautegui-de-Jesús, N. (1994). Latinos and Latinas in community psychology: A review of the literature. American Journal of Community Psychology, 22, 531-557.
Grants and Sponsored Research
- Syracuse Campus-Community Entrepreneurship Initiative, Syracuse Univ., “Social entrepreneurship for children w/disabilities,” Princ. Investigator, 2007-09
- National Poverty Center, University of Michigan, “Job Quality, Parent Well-Being, and Child Development,” Principal Investigator, 2003-2004
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