Professional socialization, ethical judgment and decision making orientation in social work

Authors
Citation
R. Landau, Professional socialization, ethical judgment and decision making orientation in social work, J SOC SERV, 25(4), 1999, pp. 57-75
Citations number
32
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Social Work & Social Policy
Journal title
JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SERVICE RESEARCH
ISSN journal
0148-8376 → ACNP
Volume
25
Issue
4
Year of publication
1999
Pages
57 - 75
Database
ISI
SICI code
0148-8376(1999)25:4<57:PSEJAD>2.0.ZU;2-5
Abstract
This cross-sectional study, which collects data at three points of time in the course of social workers' professional socialization, aims to shed more light on the impact of professional socialization on ethical judgment and decision making orientation. Utilizing both a standard measure of ethical j udgment and six vignettes to identify changes in ethical decision making or ientation in social work, the findings provide no support for the hypothesi s that professional socialization significantly affects the ethical judgmen t of either social work students or social workers. The only background var iable that significantly affects the respondents' ethical judgment is relig iosity. However, the data indicating greater client orientation and, to a l esser extent, nonintervention orientation among third year than first year students suggests that social work education does have an important role in conveying central social work values.