n IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Perception on the relationship between poverty and emotional adjustment of street children




Perception on the relationship, between Poverty and Emotional adjustment of Street children was investigated. One hundred adults, fifty males and fifty females; one hundred and thirty Psychology students, sixty five males and sixty -five females participated in generating items for the questionnaire. Then three hundred Staff of the University of Nigeria, 150 academic and 150 non-academic, 75 males and 75 females respectively; three hundred students of the Faculty of the Social Sciences; 150 males and 150 females, participated in the study. The findings showed that some factors pushed the growing individuals into the life in the Street and among these, poverty is prominent. Also it was discovered that in the contemporary society, people of different developmental stages are found in the streets' not only children as a result economic crunch and poor living conditions.


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