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ERIC Number: EJ917857
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0090-4392
Psychosocial Predictors of Rule Following in Hostels for Women Experiencing Homelessness
White, Katherine; Wood, Maria
Journal of Community Psychology, v39 n3 p258-273 Apr 2011
This study examined the psychosocial factors impacting upon the rule-following behaviour of residents of a hostel providing crisis accommodation to women who are homeless. After their arrival, residents of a women's hostel (N=83) completed questionnaires assessing the theory of planned behaviour constructs of attitude, subjective norm, perceived behavioural control (PBC), and intentions related to rule following while residing at the hostel. Perceived resident group norms for rule following were assessed also. Follow-up staff evaluations of the target behaviour were completed after participants ceased their hostel residence. As expected, attitude, subjective norm, PBC, and group norm significantly predicted intention to follow hostel rules, and intention and PBC predicted rule-following behaviour. As rule following is a crucial requirement for continuation of their stay, these findings can inform strategies to improve the experiences and outcomes of women's short-term hostel stays. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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