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ERIC Number: ED552533
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 162
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-2679-3658-5
Caseworkers' and Supervisors' Perceptions of Ohio's Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System
Kochis, Shelia P.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
Children represent the future of mankind and their safety, well-being, and permanency are goals of the Department of Health and Human Services. The Department of Health and Human Services is the primary funding source for child welfare and protection in the United States; their requirements, rules, and laws must be upheld and understood by every practitioner and policy maker in the industry. Child welfare and protection caseworkers and supervisors are required to document all assessments, services, interventions, and outcomes for the children and families on their caseloads. In 2003, the United States Government Accounting Office reported that documentation consumes between 50% and 80% of child welfare and protection caseworker's time. In 2006, Ohio joined other states in creating a Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System to be the electronic repository of all child welfare and protection documentation. Research has demonstrated a statistically significant correlation between a user's perception of an information system and the success of the user's integration of the system into every day job functions and usage compliance (Venkatesh, Brown, Maruping, & Bala, 2008). This quantitative predictive correlational study utilized the unified theory of acceptance and use of technology model to identify the interrelationships between supervisors' and caseworkers' job functions; length of service; their perceptions of performance expectancy, effort expectancy, social influence, facilitating conditions; and their attitudes toward the use of the Ohio Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System. [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
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio