SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.35 issue2Quality of Life in Breast Cancer Patients: The Moderator Role of Family Stress author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand

Journal

Article

Indicators

Related links

  • On index processCited by Google
  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO
  • On index processSimilars in Google

Share


Anales de Psicología

On-line version ISSN 1695-2294Print version ISSN 0212-9728

Abstract

ROCA, Pablo et al. The revolving door to homelessness. The influence of health, alcohol consumption and stressful life events on the number of episodes of homelessness. Anal. Psicol. [online]. 2019, vol.35, n.2, pp.175-180.  Epub May 01, 2019. ISSN 1695-2294.  http://dx.doi.org/10.6018/analesps.35.2.297741.

Objectives

To analyse the impact of different variables on repeated episodes of homelessness.

Method

The study was conducted based on data obtained from a representative sample of homeless people in Madrid (Spain) (n=188).

Results

Suffering from a serious or chronic illness has an effect on the revolving door to homelessness, which is mediated by a highly negative subjective perception of the individual's own health, which is in turn mediated by suffering from a disability. Excessive alcohol consumption has an effect on the revolving door to homelessness, mediated by access to treatment for problems caused by alcohol consumption. Suffering from a serious or chronic illness correlates with having problems caused by excessive alcohol consumption. Experiencing multiple stressful life events has a direct effect on the revolving door to homelessness.

Conclusions

To prevent the revolving door to homelessness, it is necessary to remove the barriers that hinder access to normal health resources which are experienced by people suffering from social exclusion, while implementing ongoing support programmes for homeless people or those at risk of homelessness, which primarily deal with health issues.

Keywords : Homeless people; Chronically homeless; Health; Alcohol consumption; Stressful life events.

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in English | Spanish