ERIC Number: EJ1059339
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
Social Work Field Instructors' Views and Implementation of Evidence-Based Practice
Parrish, Danielle E.; Oxhandler, Holly K.
Journal of Social Work Education, v51 n2 p270-286 2015
This article presents the results of a cross-sectional study of social work field instructors' views of and implementation of the evidence-based practice (EBP) process and compares their responses with non-field instructors. A total of 688 National Association of Social Workers/Texas members (107 of which were field instructors) anonymously responded to an online administration of the Evidence-Based Practice Process Assessment Scale-Short. The results suggest generally positive attitudes among field instructors and high levels of familiarity but lower levels of perceived feasibility and engagement in the EBP process. In addition, field instructors and non-field instructors did not differ significantly across the 4 subscales or overall orientation toward the EBP process. Implications and future steps for social work education are discussed.
Descriptors: Social Work, Field Instruction, Evidence, Best Practices, Online Surveys, Positive Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Surveys, Familiarity, Feasibility Studies, Program Implementation, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Questionnaires, Likert Scales, Teacher Characteristics
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