Master of Social Work (MSW)
Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work
Deinstitutionalization, lack of affordable housing, and the rise in shelter use and homelessness highlight the need for housing stability among psychiatric consumer/survivors. This secondary analysis was carried out with three goals: (1) to determine the relationship between the utilization of health and social services and housing stability, (2) to determine the relationship between housing stability and quality of life, and (3) to compare three continuums of housing stability. Data collected through the Utilization of Hospital and Community Services Form, Brief Version of the Lehman Quality of Life Interview, and Housing History Form from 601 psychiatric consumer/survivors in London, Ontario were analyzed. Correlational analyses did not support a relationship between the utilization of health and social services and housing stability; however a significant relationship between housing stability and quality of life was revealed. The continuums of number of moves, number of undesirable moves, and number of nights homeless were shown to be measuring different aspects of housing stability. Implications for social work practice and future direction for housing stability research are discussed.
Brown, Stephanie Anne, "Correlates of housing stability among psychiatric consumer/survivors" (2006). Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive). 186.