Title

Does Role-Confusion Negatively Impact Job Performance Among Minnesota School Social Workers?

Department

Social Work

Date of Paper/Work

2016

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)

Type of Paper/Work

Clinical research paper

Advisors

Kari L. Fletcher

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to explore the extent, effects and characteristics of role-confusion among school social workers in Minnesota. The quantitative study used an online survey tool to distribute and to collect a digital questionnaire from 125 members of Minnesota School Social Workers Association (n=125). Respondents answered 20 multiple choice and short answer questions regarding themselves, their positions, and their experiences with role-confusion as a school social worker. The results were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Findings suggested that; while social workers reported a clear understanding of their roles and responsibilities, many of those with whom they work did not. This study goes on to present participants responses to short answer questions, and to suggest that school social work is a diverse, but poorly defined field and that more research is needed in order to better understand the roles and responsibilities of school social workers.

Keywords

school social workers, role-confusion, survey

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