Student Presents Research at PSA

PSA 2016

Sociology major, Megan Basalla, presented her research at the Pacific Sociological Association conference in Oakland during the Spring 2016 semester. Her research, The Impact of Work on the Self Concept of the Employed Homeless, focused on addressing the perceptible ramifications and benefits of work on the individual—specifically for those reentering the workforce while unsheltered. A mixed-method approach using in-depth interview and a questionnaire was utilized in this cross sectional study which found that highly individualized work placement into jobs using skills from ones work experience prior to homelessness is key to positive work re-entry.

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