Personal and family distress in homeless adolescents

Dadds, Mark R., Braddock, David, Cuers, Simone, Elliott, Amanda and Kelly, Adrian (1993) Personal and family distress in homeless adolescents. Community Mental Health Journal, 29 5: 413-422. doi:10.1007/BF00754409

Author Dadds, Mark R.
Braddock, David
Cuers, Simone
Elliott, Amanda
Kelly, Adrian
Title Personal and family distress in homeless adolescents
Journal name Community Mental Health Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0010-3853
Publication date 1993-10
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/BF00754409
Volume 29
Issue 5
Start page 413
End page 422
Total pages 10
Place of publication The Netherlands
Publisher Springer
Language eng
Subject 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Abstract Previous research has indicated that homeless children exhibit high rates of behavioral and emotional problems and come from families characterised by conflict and rejection. Further, some evidence exists to show that family variables may relate to adolescent distress differently for homeless males and females. In this study, 117 homeless adolescents were compared to a sample of non-homeless youths on the self reported incidence of personal and family problems. The homeless children reported the highest incidence of all behavioral and emotional problems, parental marital discord, overprotection, and the lowest levels of parental care and acceptance. Sex effects were not evident in reported levels of personal or family problems. However, substantially more variance in the adolescents level of behavioral and emotional disturbance was predictable from family measures for females than males. Overall, the results point to the importance of incorporating family distress models in the understanding and remediation of adolescent homelessness.
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Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Publications
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