A Study of Factors That Influence Interest in Geriatric Social Work Among Master of Social Work Students in Metropolitan Atlanta, 2019

Collection:
Atlanta University and Clark Atlanta University Theses and Dissertations
Title:
A Study of Factors That Influence Interest in Geriatric Social Work Among Master of Social Work Students in Metropolitan Atlanta, 2019
Creator:
Davis, Dacia D.
Contributor to Resource:
Wright, Darrin
Counts-Spriggs, Margaret
Teodorescu, Daniel
Date of Original:
2019-07-31
Subject:
Degrees, Academic
Dissertations, Academic
Location:
United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
Medium:
dissertations
theses
Type:
Text
Format:
application/pdf
Description:
Degree Type: dissertation
Degree Name: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Date of Degree: 2019
Granting Institution: Clark Atlanta University
Department/ School: Social Work
The purpose of this study was to determine if aging attitudes, informal knowledge and formal education impact Master of Social Work (MSW) student interest in geriatric social work. A total of 70 MSW students participated in this study. The students were recruited from several metropolitan Atlanta MSW programs. A quantitative research design was employed, and surveys were used to gather the data. This study was designed to document the characteristics of MSW students and to predict interest based on perceptions using Ordinal Regression analysis. There was statistical significance identified with the aging attitudes and formal education variables and no statistical significance identified with the informal knowledge variable. The conclusions from this study suggest continued research regarding the factors influencing interest in geriatric social work.
Metadata URL:
http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12322/cau.td:2019_davis_dacia_d
Language:
eng
Holding Institution:
Clark Atlanta University
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