It can be beautiful or destructive: Street-involved youth's perceptions of their romantic relationships and resilience
About this project:
This study examined romantic relationships among street-involved youth through the overlapping perspectives of resilience, attachment and social bonding. The main goal was to assess how youth understand their romantic attachment bonds as supporting or undermining resilience. While there are qualitative reports on how the social relationships of street-involved youth are linked to resilience, romantic relationships have yet to be differentiated with regard to resilience. This study also builds on existing research by providing further information on the characteristics of their romantic relationships, and the impact of street life and risky behaviours within relationships.
Twenty-one youth (11 men and 10 women) in shelters, in a Canadian metropolitan city, aged 16–24 years, participated in semi-structured interviews.
Publications and Presentations:
Joly, L. E., & Connolly, J. (2019). It can be beautiful or destructive: Street-involved youth's perceptions of their romantic relationships and resilience. Journal of Adolescence, 70, 43-52.
For more information about this project, please contact Dr. Lauren Joly at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Jennifer Connolly at email@example.com.