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ERIC Number: ED514746
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 94
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1096-8961-7
Social Work Education in Dual Relationships: An Analysis of Undergraduate Knowledge of Ethical Relationships
Carney, Jeremy William
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, North Dakota State University
This study examined ethics education as it relates to non-sexual dual relationships in accredited bachelor of social work programs in the state of Minnesota. The results of the study indicated that the majority of undergraduate social work students in Minnesota reported receiving instruction in ethical issues surrounding non-sexual dual relationships. Participants were asked to respond to 20 ethical dilemmas involving dual relationships. Two participant groups were used, one being a novice group made of university students in introductory social work courses. The second group was an advanced group that consisted of students completing their final advanced courses or field work. The student participants indicated if they believed the social worker was acting ethically or unethically in each scenario and how confident they were in their response. Of the 20 scenarios, advanced students answered 6 of them correctly significantly more often than the novice students. Novice students answered 3 of the 20 scenarios correctly significantly more often than the advanced student population. The advanced students were significantly more confident in answering all of the scenarios. The novice students were also significantly more likely to indicate uncertainty when answering the scenarios in 18 of the 20 cases. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Minnesota