ERIC Number: EJ1024672
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
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Reference Count: 63
Is Discrimination against Evangelical Christians a Problem in Social Work Education?
Bolen, Rebecca M.; Dessel, Adrienne B.
Journal of Social Work Education, v49 n4 p528-547 2013
This article reviews the literature regarding discrimination by social work practitioners and educators against evangelical Christian social workers. We examine the methodology of articles that compare religiosity and political ideology between social workers and the general population and also of articles that address discrimination against evangelical Christians in social work education. Our results indicate that there are limited studies to support arguments that such discrimination exists and that these studies have significant methodological weaknesses. We conclude that the claims about social work and social workers discriminating against evangelical Christians are not supported by a sufficient body of rigorous research.
Descriptors: Social Work, Counselor Training, Christianity, Social Discrimination, Political Attitudes, Religious Factors, Religious Discrimination, Caseworkers, Research Methodology, Comparative Analysis, Biblical Literature, Statistical Analysis, Ethics, Standards, Journal Articles, Literature Reviews
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