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ERIC Number: EJ991823
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-1043-7797
Factors Affecting the Interest of Israeli Social Work Students in Working with Different Client Groups
Krumer-Nevo, Michal; Weiss, Idit
Journal of Social Work Education, v42 n3 p443-464 Fall 2006
Employing a large-scale sample of 521 BSW students from 4 Israeli schools of social work, this research examines the factors affecting social work students' interest in working with a wide range of client groups. The results suggest that student interest in working with specific client groups is affected by factors related to desire for professional status, a reflection of social values, social work education, and work rewards and conditions. The greatest motivators in student interest in working with all the client groups examined were found to be (1) student perception of such work as contributing to one's professional growth and (2) aversion toward a client group. The limitations of the study and its implications for social work education are discussed. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel