Study of relation between females' runaway from home and demographic Variables

sharreh, hosein (2008) Study of relation between females' runaway from home and demographic Variables. Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health, 10 (37). pp. 7-14.

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Abstract

In recent years running away from home is increasing, especially in adolescent females. Although there are many researches in this field, yet there is a little study in risk of females running away.This study was conducted to discover the possible role of demographiccharacteristics in running away from home among female adolescents. Methods and Materials: 500 females from Mashhad city high schools at local areas number 2, 5 and 7 were selected. At first the areas were chosen on cluster sampling, and then 2 schools were selected randomly from each cluster. After this subjects were selected randomly based on their high school speciality and grade being obtained. All subjects completed 2 questionnaires: demographic characteristics, and risk of running away from home. Data were analyzed by using Pearsonian correlation, one way analysis of variance, and Scheffe post hoc test. Results: Data indicated that significant correlation were found between risk of females running away and age, family members, family income, parent age and educations. The results of one way analysis of variance and Scheffe post hoc test revealed academic achievement, birth order, and person in charge type influential in risk of running away from home among female adolescents. The influence of other variables was not meaningful. Conclusion: This study shows that demographic characteristic have meaningful effect on the risk of females� running away from home.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health
WM Psychiatry
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health
Depositing User: jfmh jfmh
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2017 21:03
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2017 21:03
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5943

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