Meta-Analysis of Studies on Cause and Effects of Runaway Girls in Iran

Leila Zaer, Mousa Khedmatgozar Khoshdel


At the first look, Girls running away from home seems to be personal issue but according to its effects on social order it is the basis of many abnormal social behaviors such as prostitution, alcoholic and narcotic addiction, drug distribution, organizing of gangs, deceiving other women and girls, spreading prostitution, out breaking of sexual diseases and... . It also expose them to the serious mental and physical disorders and if we couldn’t solve this problem, we will lose part of work and production force and mental & physical health of considerable amount of future mothers of society. Method of this study is Meta-analysis and consider 26 essays on runaway girls. In the beginning questions from previous studies were asked and then we compared findings and researches. Then we descriptively analyzed the quantity of previous researches and also analyzed the quality of basic concepts and relation between variables. Results showed that there is a meaningful relation between occurrence of girls running from their homes and variables such as age, previous record, marital status, narcotic addiction, interpersonal relation problems, parents’ life style, mental or physical abuse by parents or other members of family, presence of punishment without acclaim, social confidence, economic situation, modelling from groups and having sexual relations.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n23p2006

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