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NCJ Number: NCJ 241830     Find in a Library
Title: Homeless Youths' Descriptions of their Parents' Child-Rearing Practices
Journal: Youth & Society  Volume:28  Issue:4  Dated:June 1997  Pages:415 to 431
Author(s): Michele D. Kipke ; Raymond F. Palmer ; Steven LaFrance ; Susan O'Connor
Date Published: 06/1997
Page Count: 17
Sponsoring Agency: Ctr's for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
United States of America
Contract Number: U62/CCU907198-04
Document: HTML 
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
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
   
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