ERIC Number: EJ1136195
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
What Makes Social Work Students Implement Evidence-Based Practice Behaviors?
Shapira, Yaron; Enosh, Guy; Havron, Naomi
Journal of Social Work Education, v53 n2 p187-200 2017
The purpose of the present study was to recognize the factors influencing social work students' evidence-based practice (EBP) behaviors. The authors sought to examine the roles of attitudes, EBP feasibility, and familiarity with EBP in implementing EBP behaviors. Social work students (161 in total) completed a self-report questionnaire measuring EBP behaviors, feasibility to engage in the EBP process, sense of EBP self-efficacy, and attitudes toward EBP as well as a computerized task measuring implicit attitudes toward research. Self-efficacy and feasibility were found to predict EBP behaviors. EBP behavior was not influenced by explicit or implicit attitudes. Policy makers striving to promote the use of EBP should enhance the level of social workers' EBP knowledge and promote EBP feasibility in the workplace.
Descriptors: Social Work, Evidence Based Practice, Familiarity, Intention, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Self Efficacy, Educational Attainment, Positive Attitudes, Work Experience, Correlation, Attitude Change, Comparative Analysis, Predictor Variables, College Students, Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis, Multivariate Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Israel