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ERIC Number: EJ862032
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-1531-3204
When Values and Behaviors Conflict: Immigrant BSW Students' Experiences Revealed
Calderwood, Kimberly; Harper, Kim; Ball, Kellie; Liang, David
Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work, v18 n1-2 p110-128 2009
This qualitative study reveals the discomfort seven immigrant bachelor of social work students reported experiencing when the behaviors expected of them as Canadian social workers conflicted with their fundamental family values. Behaviorally, participants had assimilated to Canadian and to social work cultures; however, the values they held from their home countries remained unchanged. The conflict between their unchanged values and their adapted behavior led to emotional stress in various aspects of their lives. The implications for social work education, supervision, recruiting people to the social work profession, acculturation theory, and future research are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: Students; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada