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Perceived Stigmatization and Emotional Quotient of the Homeless Adolescents

Ma. Leah Pacleb Ulanday; Abando, Marie Christine A.; Belardo, Einon Dane Kryzl O.; Loreto, Efephany Joy N.

Blue Eyes Intelligence Engineering and Sciences Publication (BEIESP)

Homeless adolescents nowadays learn how to survive alone, since no adult takes responsibility of them. They live or rather struggle to survive usually in the places near shopping malls, stations and offices, and other places which are lit up at night or in markets, in railway stations and even under bridges. With this fact, the amount of stigmatization they receive from the people who manage to insult while seeing them could be high and in that situation can be resulted to a higher stress and unfortunately could affect their emotions. This study is intended to determine the relationship between stigmatization and emotional quotient of homeless young adolescents with the aim of creating an intervention program within the results. This study used purposive sampling techniques in selecting the respondents wherein only those people without a home, and therefore typically living on the streets and belongs to age of 13-19 years old were included as respondents for a total of 70. The method used descriptive- correlational design. The results on the relationship between variables perceived stigmatization and emotional quotient of the homeless adolescent shows that there is no significant relationship. It can be inferred that the level of perceived stigmatization of the participants has no impacts to the emotional quotient of the homeless adolescents. Moreover, homeless adolescent tend to look at the brighter side and became more positive in life to accept their situations.

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