Table 3

Linguistic terms and the references
Edge of the FCM Type of Influence Reference Keywords Linguistic terms
CJS(2) → Homelessness(1) Positive [11] Significantly Associated High
[12] Appear to increase Medium
[13] Much more likely High
CJS(2) → Poverty(3) Positive [14] significantly increase Very high
[15] Most important High
[16] Significantly positive Very High
CJS(2) → Unemployment(4) Positive [17] Significantly lower Very high
[18] Can diminish but not necessarily Low
[19] Relatively low Medium
CJS(2) → Family Breakdown(9) Positive [18] Significant correlates High
[20] Tremendous strains Very high
[21] Important causal factor High
Poverty(3) → Homelessness(1) Positive [5] Significantly and independently High
[22] Run a great risk High
[23] May experience Low
Poverty(3) → Addiction(7) Positive [24] Good chance Low
[25] Might be more limited Low
[26] Likely to Low
Unemployment(4) → Homelessness(1) Positive [11] More likely Medium
[27] Primary risk factor Low
[28] Did not predict Very low
Unemployment(4) → Government Assistance(13) Positive [29] Play an important role High
[30] Substantial High
[31] Substantially High
Education(5) → Homelessness(1) Negative [5] Thereby increase Medium
[32] Rectricts Low
[22] Run a great risk High
Education(5) → Poverty(3) Negative [33] Strong positive correlation High
[34] Vital Very high
[35] Powerful instrument High
Education(5) → Unemployment(4) Negative [36] Significantly increases Very high
[37] Much higher High
[38] Strong determinant High
Education(5) → Income(6) Positive [39] Strongly correlated High
[40] Strong positive High
[41] Thwarted/an important means High
Income(6) → Homelessness(1) Negative [13] Significantly and strongly Very high
[42] Strong High
[41] Most effective Medium
Addiction(7) → Homelessness(1) Positive [5] Independently associated Medium
[43] Key factor High
[44] Statistically significant Very high
Addiction(7) → CJS(2) Positive [11] Major contributor High
[45] More likely Medium
[46] Extensive Very high
Addiction(7) → Mental Illness(10) Positive [47] Increased risk Medium
[48] Strong evidence High
[49] More likely Medium
Addiction(7) → Family Breakdown(9) Positive [50] Critical Very high
[51] Significant connection High
[51] Strong connection High
Social Systems Network(8) → Addiction(7) Negative [52] Less likely Medium
[53] Benefit Medium
[54] Lower levels Medium
Social Systems Network(8) → Family Breakdown(9) Negative [55] Small, short lived Very low
[56] Effective Medium
[57] Effective Medium
Family Breakdown(9) → Homelessness(1) Positive [58] More prominently Very high
[59] Significant proportion High
[60] Increased risk Medium
Family Breakdown(9) → Addiction(7) Positive [50] Profound effect Very high
[50] Usually Medium
[51] Strong connection High
Family Breakdown(9) → Childhood Homelessness(12) Positive [61] Highly predictive High
[62] Important role High
[63] Most common Medium
Mental Illness(10) → Homelessness(1) Positive [5] Significantly and independently High
[44] Not significant Low
[45] A risk factor Low
Mental Illness(10) → CJS(2) Positive [64] Significantly more Very high
[65] May trigger Low
[45] Independently associated Medium
Mental Illness(10) → Addiction(7) Positive [66] Significantly more likely Very high
[67] Remain problematic Medium
[49] Common and of concern Medium
Mental Illness(10) → Family Breakdown(9) Positive [68] Significant correlates High
[69] Increases chances of Medium
[70] Strongly associated High
Non-Government Assistance(11) → Homelessness(1) Negative [71] Crucial High
[72] Address needs Low
[73] Considerable Medium
Childhood Homelessness(12) → Education(5) Negative [74] At risk Medium
[75] Restricts Medium
[76] Strong evidence High
Government Assistance(13) → Homelessness(1) Negative [77] Widely used to support Medium
[78] Associated Medium
[79] Most effective Very high
Cost of Housing(14) → Homelessness(1) Positive [80] Positive/negative and significant High
[44] Not important Very low
[81] Implicated Medium
Poverty(3) → Family Breakdown(9) Positive [82] Not uncommon Medium
[83] Associated with Medium
[84] The bulk of responsibility High

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