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THE MEDIATING ROLES OF COPING AND SOCIAL SUPPORT ON ADOLESCENT LESBIAN HOMELESSNESS

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2015
Abstract/Description:
This paper analyzes the stress and coping mechanisms of lesbian homeless adolescents to identify potential buffers against homelessness. The Minority Stress Model and identity theories are used as a framework to interpret the findings in the literature. Based on the findings in the literature, it is possible to conclude that lesbian homeless youth are more susceptible to minority stress due to a lack of adaptive coping resources and social support. Increased levels of minority stress may lead to internalizing and externalizing symptoms that cause runaway and throwaway episodes in homeless youth. This paper proposes a new model to understand the internal and environmental factors that contribute to homelessness in lesbian adolescents.
Title: THE MEDIATING ROLES OF COPING AND SOCIAL SUPPORT ON ADOLESCENT LESBIAN HOMELESSNESS.
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Name(s): Craft, Katelynn, Author
Jacinto, George, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2015
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This paper analyzes the stress and coping mechanisms of lesbian homeless adolescents to identify potential buffers against homelessness. The Minority Stress Model and identity theories are used as a framework to interpret the findings in the literature. Based on the findings in the literature, it is possible to conclude that lesbian homeless youth are more susceptible to minority stress due to a lack of adaptive coping resources and social support. Increased levels of minority stress may lead to internalizing and externalizing symptoms that cause runaway and throwaway episodes in homeless youth. This paper proposes a new model to understand the internal and environmental factors that contribute to homelessness in lesbian adolescents.
Identifier: CFH0004748 (IID), ucf:45368 (fedora)
Note(s): 2015-05-01
B.S.W.
Health and Public Affairs, School of Social Work
Bachelors
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Subject(s): runaway
throwaway
homeless
youth
adolescents
lesbian
minority
identity
theory
stress
coping
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFH0004748
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Host Institution: UCF

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