Parental bonding, family systems, and environmental predictors of adolescent homelessness

Schweitzer, Robert, Hier, Sally J., & Terry, Deborah J. (1994) Parental bonding, family systems, and environmental predictors of adolescent homelessness. Journal of Emotional and Behavioural Disorders, 2(1), pp. 39-45.

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A multicausal model of adolescent homelessness is proposed, based upon the notion that homeless youth suffer from emotional, social, and cultural deprivation. The model was tested in a sample of homeless adolescents (n = 54) and a similar, but not homeless, control group (n = 58). Emotional deprivation was assessed on the Parental Bonding Inventory (Parker, Tupling,&Brown, 1979), whereas social and cultural deprivation were assessed on the Family Environment Scale (Moos&Moos, 1981). The homeless adolescents were found to be significantly more deprived emotionally, socially, and culturally than the controls. The results indicate support for a deprivation model of adolescent homelessness with implications for public policy and intervention planning.

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ID Code: 56501
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: homelessness, adolescents, parental bonding instrument, homeless adolescents, attachment
DOI: 10.1177/106342669400200105
ISSN: 1063-4266
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Health Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1994 SAGE Publications Ltd
Deposited On: 17 Jan 2013 22:58
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2013 06:05

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