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ERIC Number: ED074414
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Pages: 152
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An Examination of Social Worker-Client Relationship Effectiveness.
Westwood, Marvin J.
Some selected performance aspects indicated to be predictive of counsel/social worker effectiveness are examined. The interpersonal variables examined were selected according to the conceptual and research model for assessment of the helping relationship advanced by Carkhuff. From this model of assessment the following hypothesis was developed; ability to discriminate and communicate the specified interpersonal variables would be significantly different for social workers across differing training, background, and levels of related social work experiences. Results show that social workers with graduate training in social work performed significantly higher on the criterion measure of communication than did the four other groups, including bachelors degrees and first year social service trainees. No differences were observed across the group on the discrimination measure, nor did differences exist among the groups when compared across levels of experience for either of the two criterion measures. Finally, sex did not appear to be related to performance on the selected measures. (Author)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Alberta