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ERIC Number: EJ1179905
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1043-7797
An Assessment of Social Work Education Efforts to Recruit and Retain MSW Students of Color
Bowie, Stan L.; Nashwan, Ayat J. J.; Thomas, Veliska; Davis-Buckley, Renski J.; Johnson, Richard L.
Journal of Social Work Education, v54 n2 p270-286 2018
Social work programs in the United States (N = 74) were investigated to determine strategies used for recruiting and retaining MSW students of color. Most schools had student populations exceeding 25,000 and combined BSW, MSW, and PhD programs. Data were collected using a Graduate Recruitment and Retention Scale with corresponding and acceptably stable subscales (alpha coefficients = 0.86 and 0.83, respectively). Long-term and durable problems were revealed vis-à-vis graduate student diversity, and few significant differences existed between public and private MSW program student diversity efforts. One exception was personalized follow-up to inquiries about application processes (p = 0.01). Public or private status did not predict student diversity efforts in recruitment (Lambda [20, 35] = 0.542, p>0.05, partial eta squared = 0.458) or retention (Lambda [13, 50] = 0.865, p>0.05, partial eta squared = 0.135).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California; Illinois; Pennsylvania; Florida; Kentucky; New York
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