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ERIC Number: EJ876890
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0886-571X
Mentoring and Other Adult Involvement with Juveniles in Treatment: Do They Decrease the Probability of Elopement?
Burford, Michael L.; Nugent, William R.; Wodarski, John
Residential Treatment for Children & Youth, v23 n1-2 p107-119 2005
This paper focuses on whether running away from adolescent residential care facilities is related to having off grounds passes with an adult resource. It was hypothesized that as off grounds passes increased in frequency and duration, runaway behavior would decrease in frequency and duration. Data were collected from two hundred closed client files. Spearman's rho correlation and linear regression were used to analyze the data. Results show a weak negative relationship exists between number of passes and both number of runaway occurrences and hours spent on the run. The data were collected from a single agency, suggesting that caution be used when attempting to generalize to the entire population. The results, however, are very useful to inform future research and guide the development of future hypotheses. (Contains 2 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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