Preserving and Protecting Well-being among Homeless Men

  title={Preserving and Protecting Well-being among Homeless Men},
  author={Josie Elizabeth Parker and Donald C. Reitzes and Erin Ruel},
In this study, we began with Snow and Anderson’s insight that the physical deprivation and extreme poverty of homelessness not only have negative effects on the health and mortality of homeless people but also present challenges to their well-being. The data are derived from 287 men living in downtown Atlanta. Applying and extending identity theory, we found support for the expectation that positive identity meanings, even a stigmatized identity such as being a homeless person, may provide… CONTINUE READING

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