Date of Award
Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)
Genevieve L.Y. Arnaut
A qualitative study of voluntarily transient young adults’ experience of homelessness was conducted. Twenty male and female 18- to 24-year-olds who had been homeless for at least a 2-week period when housing resources were available were interviewed about their daily lives. Through a grounded theory qualitative analysis of structured interviews, themes were identified and a theory developed. Categories included catalysts leading to homelessness, adaptations to homelessness, a sense of loss, overcoming obstacles, reconnecting, and a renewed sense of purpose and hope.
Reese, Caleb Solomon (2015). A Qualitative Study of Voluntarily Transient Young Adults in Portland, Oregon (Doctoral dissertation, Pacific University). Retrieved from: