Institutional Social Climate and Adjustment Difficulties of Adolescents in Residential Care: The Mediating Role of Victimization by Peers.
Hass, Michael. Allen, Quaylan. Amoah, Michelle.
Published: September 2014
Children and Youth Services Review
Vol. 44 , p. 387-392
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In this study, 19 young adults who were removed from their biological parents as children were interviewed about turning points in their lives that led to them to complete a post-secondary educational program or achieve at least junior standing in a four-year institution. The results suggest that a sense of autonomy, social and instrumental support, and access to “safe havens” interacted to facilitate turning-point events in their lives. (Author abstract)
foster adolescents; residential care institutions; victimization; peer relationships; Postsecondary education; environmental influences; well being; Family support systems