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
Peer-reviewed Article
Format application/pdf
Source Asian Social Work Journal; Vol 6 No 5 (2021); 1 - 10
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Asian Social Work Journal

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