Campus Location

Abilene Campus

Date of Award

5-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Department

Social Work

Degree Name

Master of Science in Social Work

Committee Chair

Stephanie Hamm

Second Committee Member

Amy Kalb

Third Committee Member

Justin Whiteley

Abstract

The purpose of this case study is to identify the factors associated with student homelessness. There are currently more than 1.5 million children who are living in a homeless family (National Center for Family Homelessness, 2009), and a percentage of that number are homeless students living on their own. This study engages existing literature to identify the causes of student homelessness and the impacts it has on the lives of those students. The study was conducted by using quantitative research through a Mood and Feelings Questionnaire (MFQ) and qualitative research by utilizing a psychosocial assessment called the home, education and employment, eating, activities with peers, drugs, sexual activity, suicide and depression, and safety (HEEADSSS). Through the utilization of both the questionnaire and assessment, this researcher was able to see into the lives of these students and discover the factors associated with student homelessness.

Included in

Social Work Commons

Share

COinS
 
 

To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.