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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. / 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 / Tenenbaum, Ariel

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Volume 25, Issue 1 (Mar 2013)

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

Amir M. Sayem
  • Independent Researcher, Dhaka City, Bangladesh
/ Sean A. Kidd
  • Corresponding author
  • 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
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Published Online: 2013-02-28 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijamh-2013-0005

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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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


Received: 2011-10-17

Accepted: 2011-12-20

Published Online: 2013-02-28

Published in Print: 2013-03-01



Citation Information: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, ISSN (Online) 2191-0278, ISSN (Print) 0334-0139, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijamh-2013-0005. Export Citation

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