Do Homeless People Giving Up Hope? A Qualitative Study in Penang, Malaysia

Asian Social Work Journal (ASWJ)

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Title Do Homeless People Giving Up Hope? A Qualitative Study in Penang, Malaysia
 
Creator Drani, Syazwani Binti
Azman, Azlinda
Jamir Singh, Paramjit Singh
 
Description This qualitative study aims to explore the lives of homeless people around Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia especially in the social support aspect of their lives. Twenty (20) informants were involved in this study. Data obtained were analyzed using the content analysis method. The results showed that the homeless were classified as those who had given up hope. Lack of social support resources makes the homeless' lives to be drifted and then further triggers risky behaviour changes. The feelings of isolation and neglect caused the homeless to decide not to have any kind of relationship with their nuclear family. This study has the potential to contribute to the knowledge of social marginalization issues affecting homeless people in Malaysia in general and especially in Georgetown, Penang as well as its implications for the survival and sustainability of these minorities' lives.
 
Publisher Asian Social Work Journal
 
Date 2021-10-16
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://msocialwork.com/index.php/aswj/article/view/179
10.47405/aswj.v6i5.179
 
Source Asian Social Work Journal; Vol 6 No 5 (2021); 1 - 10
0128-1577
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://msocialwork.com/index.php/aswj/article/view/179/111
 
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