ERIC Number: EJ1136193
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Social Work Faculty and Mental Illness Stigma
Watson, Amy C.; Fulambarker, Anjali; Kondrat, David C.; Holley, Lynn C.; Kranke, Derrick; Wilkins, Brittany T.; Stromwall, Layne K.; Eack, Shaun M.
Journal of Social Work Education, v53 n2 p174-186 2017
Stigma is a significant barrier to recovery and full community inclusion for people with mental illnesses. Social work educators can play critical roles in addressing this stigma, yet little is known about their attitudes. Social work educators were surveyed about their general attitudes about people with mental illnesses, attitudes about practice with people with mental illnesses, and attitudes about students with mental illnesses. On average, educators' general and practice attitudes were not negative. However, respondents did view a student with a mental illness differently from a "typical social work student." Findings suggest that we, as social work educators, must raise our awareness and address our own attitudes to support students and uphold our social work values.
Descriptors: Social Work, College Faculty, Mental Disorders, Teacher Attitudes, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Online Surveys, Demography, Stereotypes, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States