The relationship of vagrancy phenomon with depression and anxiety : case study of Khartoum vagrant Children.


Research type: Research Paper

Authors: Nour, Nafisa Mohamed .

Abstract: This study tries to investigate the relationship of vagrancy phenomenon with depression and anxiety among the street-children of Khartoum State. The sample consists of (149) subjects divided to three group: vagrants children in streets, vagrants children in institutions, and the returnee home vagrants. The number of each group is a (49) child. Descriptive analytic method was used. The tool of data collection comprises three parts: Primary information, Taylor Generalized Anxiety Scale (GAS) and Maria Kovabis Child Depression Inventory (CDI). T-Test and one Way of Variance (ANOVA), were applied to test the hypothesis of this study. The most important results are as follows: the three groups of street-children are characterized with positive state of anxiety and depression that means the existence in streets may not lead to anxiety or depression; there is a significant difference between the three groups regarding anxiety and depression and that street-children are the most depresive and anxious compared with other two groups; and there is a significant difference between the groups of different level of education regarding anxiety and depression, that the illiterate street-children are the most anxious and depressed compared with other groups.