Date of Award


Degree Type


University or Center

Atlanta University (AU)


School of Social Work

Degree Name


First Advisor

Dr. Amos Ajo


The overall objective of this study was to determine the psychological effects of being homeless on children living in an emergency night shelter versus homeless children residing in a transitional facility on the variables anxiety and self-concept. A casual-comparative research design was used in the study. A self-administered questionnaire was given to children residing in a night shelter and children living in a transitional facility. Samples used in this study were 22 children from Shelter A and 18 children in transitional facility. The t-test was used to analyze the data.

The findings of the study revealed that there is no significant difference in regard to the variables anxiety and self-concept between homeless children residing in a night shelter versus those residing in a transitional facility. The similarity of the services provided for the children by the emergency night shelter and the transitional facility account for the outcome.

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