Rabia’s research interests involve the influence of parent-child relationships and parenting behaviors on the development of children in refugee and immigrant families. In the HDE Lab, Rabia has collaborated with Shukuru Kamulete to develop a project investigating stressors and supports among refugee fathers who have recently resettled in the Treasure Valley. They are conducting phone call interviews to better understand how fathers’ stressors and supports affect their adolescent childrens’ social-emotional and educational development. Rabia is also a McNair Scholar who is gearing up for graduate school applications. Outside of the Lab, Rabia volunteers with the International Rescue Committee, is the Secretary for the Multilingual Student Alliance, and is the President of the Psi Chi National Honors Society in Psychology (Boise State Chapter).
Highlighted Works in the HDE Lab:
- Zahid, R., Kamulete, S., & Masarik, A. S. (April, 2021). Stories of stress and resilience from refugee fathers during resettlement: Implications for child development. Poster to be presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting (online).
- Zahid, R. & Masarik, A. S. (April 24, 2020). Stressors and supports that affect refugee fathers’ parenting and their children’s development. Poster presented at the Undergraduate Research Showcase (online).
- Check out Rabia and her research featured on Boise State’s Facebook page!