Living doubled-up: Influence of unstable living environments on educational participation
American Educational Research Association Annual Conference
April 30-May 4, 2010
Date of Presentation
Framed by Resiliency Theory, this study investigated how living doubled-up influenced the youths educational participation. The seven month case study of four adolescents living in Los Angeles used data gathered from interviews, observations and document analysis to identify risk and protective characteristics of the youths experiences. This study demonstrated how complex the residential situations were as well as identifying aspects of living doubled-up that encouraged educational success. Main findings from the study suggest that: (1) families have multiple ways of arranging doubled-up residences; and, (2) how the families structure the doubled-up residences influences educational resilience.
Hallett, Ronald E., "Living doubled-up: Influence of unstable living environments on educational participation" (2010). Benerd College Faculty Presentations. 37.