ERIC Number: EJ1078046
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
Alumni of a BSW-Level Specialized Title IV-E Program Voice Their Experiences in the Workplace
Falk, Diane S.
Journal of Social Work Education, v51 suppl 2 pS173-S194 2015
This study surveyed 289 alumni of a specialized Title IV-E program that prepares undergraduate social work students for careers in public child welfare, examining factors such as turnover rates, adherence to strengths-based practice principles, perceptions of work conditions, and intent to stay. Findings indicate that graduates of this program were less likely than other caseworkers to leave their positions. Most maintained adherence to strengths-based practice principles, reported satisfaction with the work, felt supported by colleagues, and intended to stay in the field of child welfare. Based on alumni comments, ways that agencies can retain such workers are suggested.
Descriptors: Alumni, Graduate Surveys, Phenomenology, Work Environment, Social Work, Child Welfare, Labor Turnover, Fidelity, Caseworkers, Persistence, Job Satisfaction, College Outcomes Assessment, Likert Scales, Questionnaires, Employee Attitudes, Caseworker Approach, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Statistical Analysis, Qualitative Research
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Sponsor: Administration on Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS/ACF), Children's Bureau
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey
Grant or Contract Numbers: 90CT0141