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International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health

Editor-in-Chief: Merrick, Joav

Editorial Board Member: Birch, Diana ML / Blum, Robert W / Furniss, Tilman / Greydanus, MD, Dr. HC (Athens), Donald E. / Hardoff, Daniel / Kerr, Mike / Levy, Howard B / Morad, Mohammed / Omar, Hatim A. / de Paul, Joaquin / Rydelius, Per-Anders / Shek, Daniel T.L. / Sher, Leo / Silber, Tomas J. / Towns, Susan / Urkin, Jacob / Verhofstadt-Deneve, Leni / Zeltzer, Lonnie

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

Amir M. Sayem1 / 2

1Independent Researcher, Dhaka City, Bangladesh

2Independent Clinician Scientist and Head, Psychology Service Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Schizophrenia Program; 001 Queen St W, Unit 2-1, #161, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1H1, Canada

Corresponding author: Sean A. Kidd, PhD, CPsych, CPRP, Independent Clinician Scientist and Head, Psychology Service Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Schizophrenia Program; 001 Queen St W, Unit 2-1, #161, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1H1, Canada

Citation Information: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health. Volume 25, Issue 1, Pages 39–45, ISSN (Online) 2191-0278, ISSN (Print) 0334-0139, DOI: 10.1515/ijamh-2013-0005, February 2013

Publication History

Received:
2011-10-17
Accepted:
2011-12-20
Published Online:
2013-02-28

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.

Keywords: Bangladesh; Dhaka City; resilience; street children

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