Some characteristics of a group of coloured runaway boys aged 8 - 16 years and factors that these boys and their mother perceived as contributing to their runaway behavior

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Stricklin, Ann en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Jayes, Claire Sharman en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-30T10:43:17Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-30T10:43:17Z
dc.date.issued 1985 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Jayes, C. 1985. Some characteristics of a group of coloured runaway boys aged 8 - 16 years and factors that these boys and their mother perceived as contributing to their runaway behavior. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14560
dc.description.abstract This study was of a group of street children who had run away from home. The writer sought to discover factors that led to their running away. Interviews were conducted with both the boys and their mothers (or mother substitutes). Interview schedules with both open-ended and closed questions were used to obtain certain demographic characteristics of the families, the runaway episodes and the causes for the runaway behaviour as perceived by the runaways and their mothers. The study revealed that multiple interrelated factors within the families, the boys and society seemed to contribute either directly or indirectly to their runaway behaviour. Homes were marked by conflict, instability, alcohol and physical abuse, deprivation and neglect. The runaways in turn responded to their stressful home life by running away. The runaways in contrast to their mothers, predominantly perceived factors within the home as causing them to leave home, whereas the mothers tended to externalize these causes to peer group influences. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Clinical Social Work en_ZA
dc.title Some characteristics of a group of coloured runaway boys aged 8 - 16 years and factors that these boys and their mother perceived as contributing to their runaway behavior en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Social Development en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MSocSc en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Jayes, C. S. (1985). <i>Some characteristics of a group of coloured runaway boys aged 8 - 16 years and factors that these boys and their mother perceived as contributing to their runaway behavior</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Social Development. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14560 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Jayes, Claire Sharman. <i>"Some characteristics of a group of coloured runaway boys aged 8 - 16 years and factors that these boys and their mother perceived as contributing to their runaway behavior."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Social Development, 1985. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14560 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Jayes CS. Some characteristics of a group of coloured runaway boys aged 8 - 16 years and factors that these boys and their mother perceived as contributing to their runaway behavior. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Social Development, 1985 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14560 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Jayes, Claire Sharman AB - This study was of a group of street children who had run away from home. The writer sought to discover factors that led to their running away. Interviews were conducted with both the boys and their mothers (or mother substitutes). Interview schedules with both open-ended and closed questions were used to obtain certain demographic characteristics of the families, the runaway episodes and the causes for the runaway behaviour as perceived by the runaways and their mothers. The study revealed that multiple interrelated factors within the families, the boys and society seemed to contribute either directly or indirectly to their runaway behaviour. Homes were marked by conflict, instability, alcohol and physical abuse, deprivation and neglect. The runaways in turn responded to their stressful home life by running away. The runaways in contrast to their mothers, predominantly perceived factors within the home as causing them to leave home, whereas the mothers tended to externalize these causes to peer group influences. DA - 1985 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1985 T1 - Some characteristics of a group of coloured runaway boys aged 8 - 16 years and factors that these boys and their mother perceived as contributing to their runaway behavior TI - Some characteristics of a group of coloured runaway boys aged 8 - 16 years and factors that these boys and their mother perceived as contributing to their runaway behavior UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14560 ER - en_ZA


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