Outcomes of social work education: The case for social work self-efficacy

Gary Holden, Thomas Meenaghan, Jeane Anastas, George Metrey

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This article describes the development and testing of the Social Work Self-Efficacy Scale, which assesses social workers’ confidence regarding a broad range of social work tasks. Pre-post data from two cohorts of social work students are presented showing significant positive change in MSW students’ self-efficacy, suggesting a new approach to outcomes assessment in social work education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)115-133
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Social Work Education
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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