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ERIC Number: EJ1049254
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 67
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1043-7797
Feminist Self-Identification among Social Work Students
Charter, Mollie Lazar
Journal of Social Work Education, v51 n1 p72-89 2015
The literature points to a concerning relationship that social work students have with feminism, including a hesitance to identify as feminist despite endorsing feminist principles. The present study sought to gain a better understanding of how current social work students perceive feminism and whether they self-identify as feminist. In this study of 116 master's of social work students, conducted at a public northeastern university, less than half of the students self-identified as feminist. Multiple regression indicated that students' knowledge of feminism, which included self-reported knowledge and educational exposure, was not predictive of feminist self-identification. However, when provided a simple definition of a feminist, students' self-identification as feminist significantly increased. Implications of these findings for social work education are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A