Self-Efficacy Regarding Social Work Competencies

Gary Holden, Kathleen Barker, Sofie Kuppens, Gary Rosenberg

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    Purpose: The need for psychometrically sound measurement approaches to social work educational outcomes assessment is increasing. Method: The research reported here describes an original and two replication studies of a new scale (N = 550) designed to assess an individual’s self-efficacy regarding social work competencies specified by the Council on Social Work Education as part of the accreditation of social work programs. Results: This new measure, the Self-Efficacy Regarding Social Work Competencies Scale (SERSWCS), generally performed in line with our expectations. Discussion: The SERSWCS is a measure that is based on substantial theoretical and empirical work, has preliminary evidence regarding the psychometric properties of the data it produces, can be used with large numbers of students in an efficient manner, is neither expensive or subject to user restrictions, and provides views of outcomes that have utility for pedagogical considerations at multiple curricular levels.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)594-606
    Number of pages13
    JournalResearch on Social Work Practice
    Volume27
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Sep 1 2017

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    Self Efficacy
    Social Work
    self-efficacy
    social work
    Educational Measurement
    Accreditation
    accreditation
    Psychometrics
    psychometrics
    Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
    Students
    Education
    Research
    evidence
    education
    student

    Keywords

    • assessment
    • competency
    • educational program accreditation
    • higher education
    • learning outcome
    • measurement
    • reliability
    • replicate
    • scale
    • self-efficacy
    • validity

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
    • Sociology and Political Science
    • Psychology(all)

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    Holden, G., Barker, K., Kuppens, S., & Rosenberg, G. (2017). Self-Efficacy Regarding Social Work Competencies. Research on Social Work Practice, 27(5), 594-606. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049731515586466

    Self-Efficacy Regarding Social Work Competencies. / Holden, Gary; Barker, Kathleen; Kuppens, Sofie; Rosenberg, Gary.

    In: Research on Social Work Practice, Vol. 27, No. 5, 01.09.2017, p. 594-606.

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    Holden, G, Barker, K, Kuppens, S & Rosenberg, G 2017, 'Self-Efficacy Regarding Social Work Competencies', Research on Social Work Practice, vol. 27, no. 5, pp. 594-606. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049731515586466
    Holden, Gary ; Barker, Kathleen ; Kuppens, Sofie ; Rosenberg, Gary. / Self-Efficacy Regarding Social Work Competencies. In: Research on Social Work Practice. 2017 ; Vol. 27, No. 5. pp. 594-606.
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