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Title: A pilot study of fieldwork rotations vs. year long placements for social work students in a public hospital
Authors: Cuzzi Lawrence
Holden Gary
Rutter Steve
Rosenberg Gary
Chernack Peter
Keywords: self-efficacy
social cognitive theory
fieldwork
field education
social work education
educational outcomes
outcomes assessment
accreditation
rotation
health social work
hospital social work
social work in health care
Issue Date: 2-Oct-2007
Abstract: A comparison of two types of fieldwork was undertaken with 26 social work students in a large urban hospital. The first group was assigned to a traditional, year long placement. The second group was assigned to three successive placements of approximately 10 weeks each. The impact of these two types of placement on students’ general sense of self-efficacy, self-efficacy regarding specific hospital social work activities and perceptions of the work environment, was assessed. Initial results suggest that both groups produce virtually no change in students’ general sense of selfefficacy, yet produce positive changes in students’ self-efficacy regarding hospital social work. In addition, results suggest that the fieldwork rotation used in the second group may produce somewhat more positive views of the work environment. Final version of the manuscript for citation: Cuzzi, L. C., Holden, G., Rutter, S. Rosenberg, G., & Chernack, P. (1996). A pilot study of fieldwork rotations vs. year long placements for social work students in a public hospital. Social Work in Health Care, 24, 73-91. © by The Haworth Press, Inc.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2451/23589
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