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ERIC Number: EJ1021996
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1277
Perceptions about Homeless Elders and Community Responsibility
Kane, Michael N.; Green, Diane; Jacobs, Robin
Educational Gerontology, v39 n11 p840-855 2013
Human service students were surveyed ("N" = 207) to determine their perceptions about homeless elders and communal responsibility for their well-being. Using a backward regression analysis, a final model ("F" = 15.617, "df" = 7, "p" < 0.001) for Perceptions about Homeless Persons and Community Responsibility (predicted variable) included the predictor variables of Homeless Older Persons Are Afraid and Lonely; Homeless Persons and Health Issues; History of Homeless Older People's Life on the Street; Touching a Homeless Older Person; Hygiene and Homeless Older People; Interest in Working with Elders; and Educational status. The findings indicated that the predictor variables accounted for more than 36% of the variance in Perceptions about Homeless Older Persons and Community Responsibility (R[superscript 2] = 0.386; adjusted R[superscript 2] = 0.361).
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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