Strength – Based Education
Date of Paper/Work
Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)
Type of Paper/Work
Clinical research paper
This research study was interested in assessing school social workers’ attitudes towards strength – based education. It was hypothesized that school social workers would demonstrate favorability towards strength – based educational principles, but not without some initial hesitations. Identifying these attitudes would highlight receptivity of social work professionals within the school systems towards strength – based education. An informed consent letter along with a research questionnaire was emailed out to 140 school social workers within the Minneapolis School District. The questionnaire included inclusionary and demographic questions in addition to nine strength – based questions that attempted to assess for the participant’s attitude towards these variables. Qualtrics was used to organize and analyze the data. Out of 140 participants, four completed the survey; causing the results to not be statistically significant. The results, however, did demonstrate favorability towards strength – based variables among all participants. The results also found correlations among licensure and employment status: LICSW participants and those employed for 1 – 2 years rated strength – based variables more favorable when compared to the other groups. Due to the small sample size and the lack of available research within this area, additional studies should be conducted.
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Eaves, Kathleen, "Strength – Based Education" (2014). Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers. 309.