Social Work


Spring 2022

Degree Name

Doctor of Social Work (DSW)

Type of Paper/Work

Banded Dissertation


Kingsley Chigbu


This Banded Dissertation explores social work faculty responses to students’ mental health needs and precisely how their view of their role in the academy is associated with their response. The three products include a conceptual paper, a quantitative study, and a poster presentation at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting (CSWE APM), a peer-reviewed conference. The conceptual paper employs the framework of the social constructivist theory coupled with the National Association of Social Work (NASW) Code of Ethics and critical self-reflection to assert that a variety of factors are associated with the perception of social work faculty's role and subsequent response to students with mental health needs. The quantitative research utilizes a survey method to explore how social work faculty perceive their role in the academy and how this relates to their response to students’ mental health needs. Last, the poster presentation at the CSWE peer-reviewed conference shared a summary of the conceptual framework and research findings with social work education colleagues and students. This Banded Dissertation adds to the social work education knowledge base in these areas.

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