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Developing a Pathway Towards Resilience for Adolescents Experiencing Homelessness Using Complexity Science. [Doctoral Dissertation]

Manning, A.D.
Type new
Year published new

The University of Texas at Austin


The study tested a pathway model of resilience to explore the role of social connectedness as a mediator in the relationship between homelessness and resilience. Mediation analysis using R package and bootstrapping for variance estimation showed no statistically significant mediation of the relationship between adversity and resilience. Additional mediation analyses showed statistically significant mediation relationships among variables comprising the construct of psychological capital (hope, optimism, future time perspective) and resilience in this population of youth experiencing homelessness (all p < 0.001). These findings provide a more complete view of the role of social connectedness in the lives of youth experiencing homelessness and have implications for nursing practice, further research and policy that addresses their strengths as well as their complex health care needs.

Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue