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dc.contributor.authorPeña, Stephanie Lechuga
dc.contributor.authorKlawetter, Susanne
dc.contributor.authorBegun, Stephanie
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Samantha
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-05T21:33:03Z
dc.date.available2019-11-05T21:33:03Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10657/5245
dc.description.abstractThe current study presents findings from a pilot study of a positionality measure, developed to assess MSW students’ understanding of positionality encountered in field practice settings. Positionality refers to one’s social location and worldview, which influences how one responds to power differentials in various contexts. This construct is important for social work, as one’s own positionality impacts one’s approach when working with clients, during community engagement, and policy-making. As such, this study examined the utility of developing a positionality measure to assess how MSW students understand and respond to issues related to power, privilege, and oppression in field practice settings. The current study highlights the process of developing and piloting the positionality measure, and preliminary findings from the dissemination of the measure to a sample of MSW students (N = 103) engaged in field placements. Future opportunities for item refinement, including the further establishment of reliability and validity for the measure are discussed.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Houston Graduate College of Social Worken_US
dc.subjectStephanie Lechuga Peñaen_US
dc.subjectSusanne Klawetteren_US
dc.subjectStephanie Beganen_US
dc.subjectSamantha Brownen_US
dc.subjectPsychometric Theoryen_US
dc.subjectScale Developmenten_US
dc.subjectPositionalityen_US
dc.subjectPoweren_US
dc.subjectPrivilegeen_US
dc.subjectOppressionen_US
dc.subjectPerspectives on Social Worken_US
dc.subjectSocial work
dc.subjectPsychometric Theory
dc.subjectScale Development
dc.subjectPositionality
dc.subjectPower
dc.subjectPrivilege
dc.subjectOppression
dc.subjectPerspectives on Social Work
dc.titleMSW Students’ Understanding of Social Location: The Development of a Positionality Measureen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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