Abstract

There are a number of families currently living in poverty across the United States (Census, 2010). These families are often stressed and spread thin in their daily lives. Different governmental supports are used to bolster individuals and families during their experiences of poverty. One such entity is the United States Department of Housing and Urban Affairs (HUD). This agency provides housing to countless residents each year (HUD, 2016). Much is known about the different program that HUD offers but information is limited what strengths families can bring in that can aid in their experiences while living in poverty. Using Hierarchical Linear Modeling (HLM) the first analysis addresses what can be predictive of socioeconomic status for families. A second set of analyses were preformed, using both cross-lagged and latent growth modeling, to assess the interconnected nature of resilience within these families.

LLU Discipline

Marital and Family Therapy

Department

Marital and Family Therapy

School

School of Behavioral Health

First Advisor

Distelberg, Brian J.

Second Advisor

Merten, Michael

Third Advisor

Montgomery, Susanne

Fourth Advisor

Oloo, Winetta

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degree Level

Ph.D.

Year Degree Awarded

2017

Date (Title Page)

6-2017

Language

English

Library of Congress/MESH Subject Headings

Poverty; Poverty - Government Policy - United States; Housing Policy; Public Welfare;

Subject - Local

HUD; Hierarchical Linear Modeling; Socioeconomic Status; Resilience

Type

Dissertation

Page Count

132

Digital Format

PDF

Digital Publisher

Loma Linda University Libraries

Usage Rights

This title appears here courtesy of the author, who has granted Loma Linda University a limited, non-exclusive right to make this publication available to the public. The author retains all other copyrights.

Collection

Loma Linda University Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Collection Website

http://scholarsrepository.llu.edu/etd/

Repository

Loma Linda University. Del E. Webb Memorial Library. University Archives

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