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ERIC Number: EJ943817
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 80
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
Effects of Field Instructor Training on Student Competencies and the Supervisory Alliance
Deal, Kathleen Holtz; Bennett, Susanne; Mohr, Jonathan; Hwang, Jeongha
Research on Social Work Practice, v21 n6 p712-726 Nov 2011
Objectives: This study of a field instructor (FI) training model, offered at two universities, focused on the relationship between student competencies, the supervisory alliance, and students' attachment styles. Method: The study used a pretest-posttest follow-up design of 100 randomly assigned FIs (training group = 48; control group = 52) and 64 students. The authors used Hierarchical linear modeling (HLM) to estimate linear growth models and the relation between variables at different times within and across supervisory dyads. Results: The training improved the supervisory relationship and selected student competencies as rated by FIs but not by students. These findings were not moderated by student attachment style; however; relationships were found between students' anxious and avoidant attachment styles and student-rated performance. Conclusion: This randomized controlled study underscores the need for future research in developing and testing FI training models. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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