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dc.contributor.author Veigel, Robert en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-03T23:30:38Z
dc.date.available 2010-03-03T23:30:38Z
dc.date.issued 2010-03-03T23:30:38Z
dc.date.submitted January 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.other DISS-10473 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10106/2043
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to explore the community's perceptions of the social work profession. The study explored five specific areas: 1) view of social work; 2) roles of social workers; 3) community preference's for seeking help; 4) social work's value to community; and 5) sources of perceptions of social work. A survey was administered to parents and guardians of students at a local elementary during a school function. The data was analyzed using descriptive statistics. In contrast to previous studies, findings suggest that the view of social work is generally positive. However, there is a lack of knowledge about the professional job roles and abilities of social workers. Further studies need to be done within ethnic and at-risk communities to determine how to best reach those communities in order to provide services. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Black, Beverly en_US
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Social Work en_US
dc.title Community Perceptions Of Social Workers en_US
dc.type M.S. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeChair Black, Beverly en_US
dc.degree.department Social Work en_US
dc.degree.discipline Social Work en_US
dc.degree.grantor University of Texas at Arlington en_US
dc.degree.level masters en_US
dc.degree.name M.S. en_US
dc.identifier.externalLink https://www.uta.edu/ra/real/editprofile.php?onlyview=1&pid=2119
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