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Improving psychosocial well-being of child laborers and young people who are engaged in low-income economic activities in Istanbul, Turkey

Bademci, HÖ and Karadayı, EF and Pur Karabulut, İG and Kurt, Z and Warfa, N (2017) 'Improving psychosocial well-being of child laborers and young people who are engaged in low-income economic activities in Istanbul, Turkey.' Child and Youth Services, 38 (4). 272 - 284. ISSN 0145-935X

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Abstract

© 2017 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Child laborers are typically subjected to multiple and chronic traumatic experiences. With no parents or caregivers to act as a buffer zone against stressors, they grow up in chaotic and unpredictable work environments. Child laborers are more at risk of developing a range of psychological, emotional, and behavioral problems. The authors established an 8-month psychosocial support program for child laborers and young people attending a vocational training center one day a week. The authors found that anxiety and depression moderately correlated with negative self-concept, somatization, and hostility. Toward the end of the 8-month program, participants reported improved psychological and emotional well-being. The provision of a safe and mediated psychosocial program enhanced the emotional and mental well-being of vulnerable children and young people.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0500 Psychoanalysis
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 26 May 2017 09:22
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2019 12:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/19724

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