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ERIC Number: EJ782816
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-0037-8046
The Person-in-Environment Approach: Professional Ideology and Practice of Social Workers in Israel
Weiss-Gal, Idit
Social Work, v53 n1 p65-75 2008
The aim of this study was to explore the extent to which the person-in-environment approach is part of the professional ideology of social workers in Israel and the degree to which they actualize it in their professional practice. The study examines the perceived importance of various goals of the social work profession and the perceived fittingness of diverse social work activities, actual professional activities, practice levels, and perceived attainment of social work goals. Based on the responses of 400 social workers from a wide variety of social services agencies in Israel, the results indicate that ideologically, the workers place a dual focus on the individual and society, with focus on the individual somewhat stronger. However, in practice the social dimension is marginal and the person-in-environment approach is hardly evident.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel