Resilience, Loneliness, and Psychological Distress Among Homeless Youth

Resilience, Loneliness, and Psychological Distress Among Homeless Youth

Extant quantitative research on loneliness among homeless youth has grouped loneliness with other elements of psychological distress. The current study seeks to determine if loneliness has a different relationship with resilience than does psychological distress among street youth. Using data from 47 participants, linear regression was conducted. Results indicate that homeless youth experiencing higher psychological distress reported lower resilience scores. However, levels of resilience are not significantly associated with feelings of loneliness when psychological distress was accounted for. This study has implications for how researchers and clinicians conceptualize and address feelings of loneliness among homeless youth.

JOURNAL: Archives of Psychiatric Nursing
VOLUME: 28
ISSUE: 4
PAGES: 226–229
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014
LOCATION: Hamilton, ON, Canada