How do Brazilian street youth experience 'the street'?

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Subtitle: Analysis of a sentence completion task
Author list: Koller S
Publisher: SAGE Publications (UK and US)
Publication year: 2001
Volume number: 8
Issue number: 3
Start page: 396
End page: 415
Number of pages: 20
ISSN: 0907-5682
Languages: English-Great Britain (EN-GB)


This study investigated how homeless Brazilian youth experience the
street and examined factors linked to positive and negative feelings
about the street. An opportunity sample of 35 boys and 34 girls aged
10-18 completed a structured interview and sentence completion task
aimed at eliciting open-ended responses in a standardized manner.
Analyses revealed great diversity in youths' views of the street;
moreover, in analyses controlling for age and gender, youth reporting
feeling positive on the street differed from those who felt negative in
reasons for leaving home, family situation and daily survival. The
findings support the value of the sentence completion task in exploring
the subjective experiences of street youth.


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