Volume 11 Num. 1 - March 2011
Perceived Social Support in Residential Child Care
Volume 11 Num. 1 - March 2011 - Pages 107-120
Social support is an important variable in the adjustment of youngsters who live in residential child care. In this study, a differential analysis of the functionality of the social support networks of this group was carried out according to the case variables. 102 youngsters, who live in protective homes and residences, completed the Social Support Questionnaire. The results show greater affection in the residential context for girls, and a greater functionality of social support in those cases where the youngsters were admitted because of the impossible compliance of parental functions. The time of stay in residential care did not bear any relation to the functionality of social support received, but the age did: as the age increases, the functionality of support in family, school and residential contexts decreases, though not in community ones. In conclusion, it is important to promote the establishment of social support networks in the community; above all, in those cases in which emancipation programmes are being carried out.
social support; residential care; child protection; differential analysis.
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