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SOCIAL WORK STUDENT'S PERCEPTIONS OF WOMENS' ROLES IN THE MILITARY

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2014
Abstract/Description:
Women have continually become more visible in the military. With the recent changes that now allow women to participate in direct combat occupations, various questions and concerns emerge about how the public perceives these new role changes for women. This exploratory-descriptive study examined the perceptions of 50 University social work student's (B.S.W. and M.S.W.) about women's roles in the military. This research was conducted using Qualtrics.com, and included demographic questions. Frequencies, chi-squares and cross tabulations were used to examine relationships between variables. The results indicated that although no significant relationship between these variables was found, other possible considerations on the topic emerged. One important, though not statistically significant finding of this study was that social work students are accepting of women in the military. This research has implications for social work education as well as, in practice. Evaluating social work student perceptions toward women serving in the military can lead to a better understanding of biases against women in military roles.
Title: SOCIAL WORK STUDENT'S PERCEPTIONS OF WOMENS' ROLES IN THE MILITARY.
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Name(s): Restivo, Nichole, Author
Leon, Ana, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2014
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Women have continually become more visible in the military. With the recent changes that now allow women to participate in direct combat occupations, various questions and concerns emerge about how the public perceives these new role changes for women. This exploratory-descriptive study examined the perceptions of 50 University social work student's (B.S.W. and M.S.W.) about women's roles in the military. This research was conducted using Qualtrics.com, and included demographic questions. Frequencies, chi-squares and cross tabulations were used to examine relationships between variables. The results indicated that although no significant relationship between these variables was found, other possible considerations on the topic emerged. One important, though not statistically significant finding of this study was that social work students are accepting of women in the military. This research has implications for social work education as well as, in practice. Evaluating social work student perceptions toward women serving in the military can lead to a better understanding of biases against women in military roles.
Identifier: CFH0004542 (IID), ucf:45221 (fedora)
Note(s): 2014-05-01
B.S.W.
Health and Public Affairs, School of Social Work
Bachelors
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Subject(s): women in the military
perceptions
military sexual assault
military sexual trauma
roles
social work
students
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFH0004542
Restrictions on Access: public
Host Institution: UCF

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