The Adolescence's Lived Experiences of Group Home

청소년의 그룹홈 체험 연구 -삐뚤 혹은 삐딱한 선으로 그린 우리 집-해석학적 현상학적 접근

  • Received : 2009.09.01
  • Accepted : 2009.10.31
  • Published : 2010.02.28


Group home family has emerged in the era of various forms of family existing. There are adolescents who are 'living in group home' yet, the meanings of living in group home have received little attention in the literature. The authors attempts to reveal the lived experiences of group home residents and the meanings of living in a group home with group of people from different backgrounds. The authors reveals 'being cared for' and 'being there for each other' are the themes of lived experience to the group home residents. The study shows how the residents had survived in their family of origin and how those experiences have affected one's lived experience in their living in group home.


grouphome;adolescence living in grouphome;experience;family