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" Life Skill Development and its Impact on Perceived Stress, Employment and Education Pursuits: A Study of Young Adults with a History of Homelessness and Trauma."

Beker, J., & DeAngelis, T. M.
Year published new
Journal Name

Student Journal of Occupational Therapy

Volume new

"An occupational therapy educational training group for young adults in permanent supported housing
was developed, implemented and evaluated with pre-post outcome measures including Goal Attainment
Scaling (GAS) and the Perceived Stress Scale-10 (PSS-10). This study explored stress levels and
employment-related goals of individuals who have aged out of the foster care system and may also have
had a history of chronic homelessness and trauma.
Results demonstrated a trend towards significance in perceived stress (Z = 1.689, p = 0.91) with 7 of 8
participants surpassing the expected outcome according to GAS. Limitations included a small
convenience sample (n = 8), inconsistent attendance and use of self-report measures."