The levels and patterns of resilience among male street children in Dhaka City.

Abstract

Abstract This study was carried out to identify the factors affecting resilience among street children. The study used a convenience sample of 366 male street children aged 14-17 years in Dhaka City, Bangladesh. The levels of resilience among the street children were mostly moderately low-low (54.1%), followed by low (29.0%), and moderately high-high resilience (16.9%). Multinomial logistic regression analyses indicated that the pre-street factors of education, economic constraint in the family, as well as experiencing and witnessing domestic violence were associated with resilience, with associated street characteristics being drug abuse, experiencing and witnessing violence on street, access to prevention services, and political involvement.

DOI: 10.1515/ijamh-2013-0005

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@article{Sayem2013TheLA, title={The levels and patterns of resilience among male street children in Dhaka City.}, author={Amir Mohammad Sayem and Sean Kidd}, journal={International journal of adolescent medicine and health}, year={2013}, volume={25 1}, pages={39-45} }