Proud of what I do but often … I would be happier to say I drive trucks’: Ambiguity in social workers’ self-perception

Show simple item record Beddoe, Elizabeth en Staniforth, Barbara en Fouche, Christa en 2018-10-16T20:59:16Z en 2017-08-18 en
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dc.description.abstract A public perceptions of social work research programme commenced ten years after the introduction of limited professional registration of social workers in New Zealand. A first study explored public perceptions of social workers via a telephone survey. In a second study, social workers were asked, amongst other questions, how they thought the public would respond to the same questions about their profession that were asked in the first survey. An online survey accessed the views of 403 social workers and generated rich quantitative and qualitative responses, including to two very specific open questions (the focus of this article), firstly about social workers’ expression of pride and secondly, felt stigma as potentially encountered in their professional and personal domains. These two concepts, pride and stigma, constitute organising constructs in this article, along with aspects of professional identity expressed in participants’ imagining of the public view: ambivalence, hard work, difficult journeys, professional virtues and being misunderstood. The complexity of a social work professional identity is further examined. en
dc.publisher SAGE Publications en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Qualitative Social Work en
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dc.title Proud of what I do but often … I would be happier to say I drive trucks’: Ambiguity in social workers’ self-perception en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/1473325017725801 en
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pubs.elements-id 650633 en Education and Social Work en Counselling,HumanServ &Soc.Wrk en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-08-20 en 2017-08-18 en

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