skip navigation

Justinfo Subscribe to Stay Informed

Add your conference to our Justice Events calendar


NCJRS Abstract


Subscribe to Stay Informed
Want to be in the know? JUSTINFO is a biweekly e-newsletter containing information about new publications, events, training, funding opportunities, and Web-based resources available from the NCJRS Federal sponsors. Sign up to get JUSTINFO in your inbox.

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Library collection.
To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the NCJRS Abstracts Database.

How to Obtain Documents
NCJ Number: NCJ 241830     Find in a Library
Title: Homeless Youths' Descriptions of their Parents' Child-Rearing Practices
  Document URL: HTML 
Author(s): Michele D. Kipke ; Raymond F. Palmer ; Steven LaFrance ; Susan O'Connor
  Journal: Youth & Society  Volume:28  Issue:4  Dated:June 1997  Pages:415 to 431
Date Published: 06/1997
Page Count: 17
  Annotation: This study explored homeless youths' perceptions of their parents' child-rearing practices.
Abstract: The families of runaway and homeless youth have been characterized as having high levels of parent-child conflict and distress. This study explored homeless youths' perceptions of their parents' child-rearing practices. Youth (N = 409) were recruited from street and service sites using a stratified probability sampling design. Factor analysis conducted with 23 parenting descriptors revealed four distinct parenting styles: Supportive/Emotionally Available; Intrusive/Unavailable; Detached; and Problems With Drugs/Law. The implications of these findings and future research and service provision needs are discussed. Abstract published by arrangement with Sage Journals.
Main Term(s): Parent-Child Relations
Index Term(s): Runaways ; Role perception ; Neglectful parents ; Homeless children ; Parental attitudes ; Homelessness causes
Sponsoring Agency: Ctr's for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
United States of America
Contract Number: U62/CCU907198-04
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
  To cite this abstract, use the following link:

* A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's web site is provided.