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dc.contributor.advisorCarolyn A. Phillips, RN, PhDen_US
dc.creatorPhilisie Starling Washingtonen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-20T16:04:51Z
dc.date.available2010-09-28en_US
dc.date.available2011-12-20T16:04:51Z
dc.date.created2009-07-09en_US
dc.date.issued2009-07-13en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-07092009-164402en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152.3/145
dc.description.abstractA Grounded Theory Study of Substance Use Patterns among Homeless Youth\r\n\r\nPublication No.______________\r\nPhilisie Starling Washington, PhD\r\nThe University of Texas Medical Branch, 2009\r\n\r\nSupervisor: Carolyn Phillips, PhD\r\n\r\nThere are an estimated 1.6 to 2.8 million homeless youth living on the streets of the U.S. each day. Regardless of their reasons for leaving home, youth on the streets are confronted with physical, mental and substance use problems. There are a limited number of studies on homeless youth. Few, if any have specifically explored the subjective viewpoints of homeless youth about substance use patterns including entering and exiting the world of substance use. The grounded theory methodology used in this dissertation guided the researcher to 1) identify previous experiences influencing homeless youth in their decision to use or not to use substances; 2) examine life situations of homeless youth through narratives and 3) discover a theory which explains the basic social process of substance use in homeless youth. Study participants were thirteen homeless youth ages 18 and 21 years old living in a shelter of a large metropolitan area in the southwest United States. The findings revealed the core category, Using, which consisted of three phases and five categories that described the experiences of homeless youth and substance use and ultimately, The Washington Theory of Substance Use among Homeless Youth The results of this dissertation will provide a foundation for further studies of substance use in homeless youth and contribute to the knowledge base of nursing, social science and medicine for prevention and treatment of substance use in homeless youth.\r\nen_US
dc.format.mediumelectronicen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the TDL web site by The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en_US
dc.subjectsubstance use patternsen_US
dc.subjectsubstance useen_US
dc.subjecthomeless youthen_US
dc.subjecthomelessen_US
dc.subjectgrounded theoryen_US
dc.subjectdrug addictionen_US
dc.subjectdrug abuseen_US
dc.titleA grounded theory study of substance use patterns among homeless youthen_US
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dc.type.genredissertationen_US
thesis.degree.namePhDen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas Medical Branchen_US
thesis.degree.departmentNursingen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLynn Rew, EdD, RN, AHN-BC, FAANen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberJudith C. Drew, PhD, RNen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberJason E. Glenn, PhDen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberElnora P. (\"Nonie\") Mendias, RN, PhDen_US


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