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dc.contributor.advisorO'Brien, David J., 1941-eng
dc.contributor.authorWord, Deborah L.eng
dc.date.issued2013eng
dc.date.submitted2013 Springeng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on September 4, 2013).eng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionDissertation advisor: David O'Brieneng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionPh. D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2013.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Rural sociology.eng
dc.description"May, 2013"eng
dc.description.abstract[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] While there is a great deal of research about the homeless in general, there is far less about homeless youth and young adults. Most of the research that has been done about this group has been done in large urban centers. Few studies of this group have been done in Missouri and those that have been done are in the urban areas of Missouri. Utilizing a convenience sample, thirty homeless individuals between the ages of 16 and 26 were interviewed in the medium sized city of Columbia and the slightly smaller community of Jefferson City. It was found those in the study were products of complicated childhoods shaped by abuse and inadequate parenting, however, many maintained contact with family and sought them out when social support was needed. Understanding the formal and informal sources of social support and services utilized by this group to get basic needs met was a central focus of this research. Those from Columbia were more likely to use formal supports and services to meet the need for food, shelter, transportation, medical needs and safety. Those from Jefferson City were more likely to use informal supports and services to meet the need for money, shelter, transportation, emotional support and safety.eng
dc.format.extentx, 172 pageseng
dc.identifier.oclc872588763eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/37873
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/37873eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations.eng
dc.rightsAccess is limited to the campus of the University of Missouri--Columbia.eng
dc.subjectemerging adultseng
dc.subjecthomelessnesseng
dc.subjectsocial support networkeng
dc.subjectmedium sized cityeng
dc.titleThe role of social support : homeless youth and young adults in two communities in central Missourieng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineRural sociology (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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