A pilot study of fieldwork rotations vs. year long placements for social work students in a public hospital

Lawrence Cuzzi, Gary Holden, Steve Rutter, Gary Rosenberg, Peter Chernack

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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 self- efficacy, 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-91
Number of pages19
JournalSocial Work in Health Care
Volume24
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 19 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Community and Home Care
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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