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SOCIAL WORK STUDENTS' COMFORT WITHGAY AND LESBIAN FAMILIES

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2013
Abstract/Description:
Despite recent advancements in legislation and policies regarding gay and lesbian Americans, negative attitudes and perceptions toward this population still exist. Anecdotal information from social work classroom interactions suggests that biases against gays and lesbian families may exist among those being trained as helping professionals. This study examined social work student comfort with gay and lesbian families. The researcher used an exploratory-descriptive research design, with a sample of 85 Bachelors level social work students (BSW) and Masters level social work students (MSW) who completed the 52 item online questionnaire related to gay and lesbian parenting. The findings from the research suggest the presence of a statistically significant relationship between students' attitudes towards gays and lesbians and students' comfort level with same sex parents. The researcher discusses the significance of the study and the implications for social work practice and education.
Title: SOCIAL WORK STUDENTS' COMFORT WITHGAY AND LESBIAN FAMILIES.
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Name(s): Ackerman, Jennifer, Author
School of Social Work, Dr. Ana Leon, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2013
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Despite recent advancements in legislation and policies regarding gay and lesbian Americans, negative attitudes and perceptions toward this population still exist. Anecdotal information from social work classroom interactions suggests that biases against gays and lesbian families may exist among those being trained as helping professionals. This study examined social work student comfort with gay and lesbian families. The researcher used an exploratory-descriptive research design, with a sample of 85 Bachelors level social work students (BSW) and Masters level social work students (MSW) who completed the 52 item online questionnaire related to gay and lesbian parenting. The findings from the research suggest the presence of a statistically significant relationship between students' attitudes towards gays and lesbians and students' comfort level with same sex parents. The researcher discusses the significance of the study and the implications for social work practice and education.
Identifier: CFH0004344 (IID), ucf:45019 (fedora)
Note(s): 2013-05-01
B.S.W.
Health and Public Affairs, School of Social Work
Bachelors
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Subject(s): LGBT
Gay
Lesbian
Parenting
Gay and Lesbian Parenting
Social Work
Social Work Students
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFH0004344
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Host Institution: UCF

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