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Personal goals and factors related to QoL in Dutch homeless people

what is the role of goal-related self-efficacy?

Personal goals and factors related to QoL in Dutch homeless people

what is the role of goal-related self-efficacy?

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Very little is known about the personal goals of homeless people and how these relate to their quality of life (QoL). By using survey data on 407 homeless adults upon entry to the social relief system in 2011, we examined the personal goals of homeless adults and the association between their perceived goal-related self-efficacy and their QoL. A hierarchical regression analysis was used to analyse the association between QoL and goal-related self-efficacy, relative to factors contributing to QoL, such as demographic characteristics, socioeconomic resources, health and service use. Results indicate that the majority of homeless adults had at least one personal goal for the coming 6 months and that most goals concerned housing and daily life (94.3%) and finances (83.6%). The QoL of homeless adults appeared to be lower in comparison with general population samples. General goal-related self-efficacy was positively related to QoL (β = 0.09, P = 0.042), independent of socioeconomic resources (i.e. income and housing), health and service use. The strongest predictors of QoL were psychological distress (β = −0.45, P 

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OrganisatieHogeschool van Amsterdam
LectoraatLectoraat Armoede Interventies
Gepubliceerd inHealth & Social Care in the Community Wiley-Blackwell, Vol. 25, Uitgave: 3, Pagina's: 1265-1275
Datum2017-05-01
TypeArtikel
ISSN0966-0410
DOI10.1111/hsc.12429
TaalEngels

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