ERIC Number: EJ723338
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 44
Relationships between the Sociodemographic and Family Characteristics, Street Life Experiences and the Hopelessness of Street Children
Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research, v12 n4 p445-459 2005
Throughout its history, street children have been a major concern of Turkish society and have lately been uppermost on social workers agenda. This study examines the relationships between sociodemographic and family characteristics, family relations, street life experiences and the hopelessness of street children. The study focuses on a population of street children living in the city of Gaziantep, Turkey, chosen for its high density of street children. Data were collected by distributing the Hopelessness Scale for Children and a questionnaire. Findings suggest that there is a relationship between children who come from dysfunctional families with serious problems and who suffer physical and emotional abuse while living either on the streets or with their families and their levels of hopelessness, with implications for social work practice.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family Characteristics, Social Work, Homeless People, Disadvantaged Youth, Correlation, Socioeconomic Status, Psychological Patterns, Children, Child Abuse
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Hopelessness Scale