An investigation of processes of adaptation in homeless school-aged children.

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Title:
An investigation of processes of adaptation in homeless school-aged children.
Author:
Torquati, Julia Celestine.
Issue Date:
1994
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
A transactional stress model including stressors associated with homelessness, and social and personal resources of primary caregivers and children was examined in the present investigation. An ethnically heterogenous sample of thirty-eight primary caregivers and a target child between the ages of 6 and 12 who were currently experiencing a housing crisis participated. Positive and negative caregiving were investigated via path analyses as mediators of the influence of stress on three indices of children's psychosocial adaptation: (1) mental health; (2) adaptation to school; and (3) externalizing behavior. Although positive caregiving did not significantly mediate stress for any of the indices of children's psychosocial adaptation, negative caregiving significantly mediated the relationship between stress and children's adaptation to school. Primary caregivers' mental health and self-esteem were examined as mediators of the relationship between stressors, social supports, and caregiving. Caregivers' mental health was significantly predicted by stressors, and marginally related to caregiving; caregivers' self-esteem significantly mediated negative but not positive caregiving. Locus of control and self-esteem of children were examined as mediators of the relationship between caregiving, general social support, and the three indices of children's psychosocial adaptation identified above. Children's locus of control was a significant mediator for children's mental health and adaptation to school. Children's self-esteem was not a significant mediator in any of the models.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Family and Consumer Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Gamble, Wendy

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleAn investigation of processes of adaptation in homeless school-aged children.en_US
dc.creatorTorquati, Julia Celestine.en_US
dc.contributor.authorTorquati, Julia Celestine.en_US
dc.date.issued1994en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractA transactional stress model including stressors associated with homelessness, and social and personal resources of primary caregivers and children was examined in the present investigation. An ethnically heterogenous sample of thirty-eight primary caregivers and a target child between the ages of 6 and 12 who were currently experiencing a housing crisis participated. Positive and negative caregiving were investigated via path analyses as mediators of the influence of stress on three indices of children's psychosocial adaptation: (1) mental health; (2) adaptation to school; and (3) externalizing behavior. Although positive caregiving did not significantly mediate stress for any of the indices of children's psychosocial adaptation, negative caregiving significantly mediated the relationship between stress and children's adaptation to school. Primary caregivers' mental health and self-esteem were examined as mediators of the relationship between stressors, social supports, and caregiving. Caregivers' mental health was significantly predicted by stressors, and marginally related to caregiving; caregivers' self-esteem significantly mediated negative but not positive caregiving. Locus of control and self-esteem of children were examined as mediators of the relationship between caregiving, general social support, and the three indices of children's psychosocial adaptation identified above. Children's locus of control was a significant mediator for children's mental health and adaptation to school. Children's self-esteem was not a significant mediator in any of the models.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineFamily and Consumer Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairGamble, Wendyen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFlannery, Danen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWilhelm, Marien_US
dc.contributor.committeememberChristensen, Donnaen_US
dc.identifier.proquest9527967en_US
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