The Hospital Social Work Self-Efficacy Scale: A Partial Replication and Extension

Gary Holden, Lawrence Cuzzi, William Spitzer, Steve Rutter, Peter Chernack, Gary Rosenberg

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The Hospital Social Work Self-EfficacyScale (HSWSE) was developed to assess social workers' confidence about their ability to perform hospital social work. The scale was originally tested with master's-level social work students. This partial replication and extension included both students and professional social workers. In addition, we used a new scale to assess construct validity and added another hospital to assess external validity. In general, findings continue to support the use of the HSWSE. In addition, anecdotal evidence suggests that this is art outcome measure that practitioners see as easy to use, specific, and highly relevant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)256-262
Number of pages7
JournalHealth and Social Work
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 1997


  • Evaluation
  • Hospitals
  • Self-efficacy
  • Social workers
  • Students

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)


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