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The Key Attributes Of A Successful Relationship With Service Users In Family Support: Views Of Family Support Workers, Kim Corless, Sharon Horan, Barbara Kirkpatrick, Nicola Crocker, Maura O'Donoghue, Veronika Steiner 2017 Dublin Institute of Technology

The Key Attributes Of A Successful Relationship With Service Users In Family Support: Views Of Family Support Workers, Kim Corless, Sharon Horan, Barbara Kirkpatrick, Nicola Crocker, Maura O'Donoghue, Veronika Steiner

Journal of Social Care

Existing research on family support suggests that key to the family’s engagement and satisfaction is the family’s perception of the quality of the relationship established with their assigned support worker (McArthur & Thompson, 2011; Mason, 2012). The research reported here explores the views of the other partner in this relationship, the family support worker. Two experienced family support workers were interviewed about their views of what where the key attributes of a successful relationship with the families they worked with. The data was thematically analysed and three themes identified. There were overcoming barriers; skills needed to build a successful working relationship ...


Supports For Parents Of Children With An Intellectual Disability: The Social Care Worker’S View, Christine Barretto, Catherine Byrne, Mairead Delaney, Aine Harrington, Kira Kazokova 2017 Dublin Institute of Technology

Supports For Parents Of Children With An Intellectual Disability: The Social Care Worker’S View, Christine Barretto, Catherine Byrne, Mairead Delaney, Aine Harrington, Kira Kazokova

Journal of Social Care

The aim of this research was to explore how social care workers view their role in providing support to parents of children or adults with an Intellectual Disability. The data was collected using semi-structured individual interviews with two practising Social Care Workers with experience working in Intellectual Disability Services, who were part of the research team. It was found that Social Care Workers view themselves as having a role in supporting parents with a child or adult with ID, even where the primary service user engaged with their organisation, was the child or adult with ID. However, while this was ...


Non-Resident Fathers: A Literature Review Of Factors Influencing Their World, David Whyte 2017 Dublin Institute of Technology

Non-Resident Fathers: A Literature Review Of Factors Influencing Their World, David Whyte

Journal of Social Care

It has been acknowledged (McCashin, 1996; Hogan & Gilbertson, 2007) that services designed to support families tend to focus on the mother and children and little contact is generally made with fathers, even when they are resident in the family home. Considering the changes in family structure in contemporary society and the often complex range of needs held by families who avail of social care services, this paper provides some insights in the factors that impact on non-resident fathers. The paper presents a literature review on the topic of non-resident fathers covering areas such as fathers’ role in the family and in children’s development; factors that have been found to impact on non-resident fathers’ contact with their children and the impact of non-residency on the fathers themselves.


Researching Effective Programmes And Ways Of Engaging Young People In A Youth Work Setting, Marie Holton 2017 Dublin Institute of Technology

Researching Effective Programmes And Ways Of Engaging Young People In A Youth Work Setting, Marie Holton

Journal of Social Care

Youth work in contemporary Ireland is undergoing many changes. The introduction of the National Quality Standards Framework (2010) has seen a shift from process orientated work to outcomes based models. There are several ongoing debates in the current economic climate which sees the need to satisfy the funding agencies, whilst upholding the core values and principles of youth work. Youth work seems to be divided between ‘mainstream’ which is open access to all young people, (this type of youth work is generally found in the voluntary sector), and ‘targeted’ youth work, (which is funded by government initiatives) to tackle disadvantage ...


The Role Of Self-Awareness And Reflection In Social Care Practice, Aoife Greene 2017 Dublin Institute of Technology

The Role Of Self-Awareness And Reflection In Social Care Practice, Aoife Greene

Journal of Social Care

This study examined social care workers’ understanding of self-awareness and reflection, the impact of reflection on their practice, and the factors which support and/or impede reflection in their practice. Given the limited evidence base in general on the use of reflection in social care practice, this qualitative study contributes to the existing body of knowledge by exploring the role of self-awareness and reflection in social care practice among a small group of social care practitioners in Ireland. The study included interviews with seven social care workers who were pursuing a postgraduate qualification in social care practice. The main findings ...


The Impact Of Intergenerational Projects On The Younger Person's View Of Older People, Ian McNamara 2017 Dublin Institute of Technology

The Impact Of Intergenerational Projects On The Younger Person's View Of Older People, Ian Mcnamara

Journal of Social Care

Intergenerational projects and activities have become popular among both youth and senior citizen groups across Ireland. These programmes fill a variety of personal and societal needs as our society becomes increasingly age-segregated. This study examined the impact of intergenerational projects on a group of six girls aged 15 to 16 living in the west of Ireland. It explores preconceptions and changes in views towards older people, as well as personal impacts. All participants were members of a local youth group and had taken part in two intergenerational projects at a local nursing home. The first project involved working with residents ...


Editorial, Fiona McSweeney, Dave Williams 2017 Dublin Institute of Technology

Editorial, Fiona Mcsweeney, Dave Williams

Journal of Social Care

No abstract provided.


Modeling The Consumer Acceptance Of Retail Service Robots, So Young Song 2017 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Modeling The Consumer Acceptance Of Retail Service Robots, So Young Song

Doctoral Dissertations

This study uses the Computers Are Social Actors (CASA) and domestication theories as the underlying framework of an acceptance model of retail service robots (RSRs). The model illustrates the relationships among facilitators, attitudes toward Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), anxiety toward robots, anticipated service quality, and the acceptance of RSRs. Specifically, the researcher investigates the extent to which the facilitators of usefulness, social capability, the appearance of RSRs, and the attitudes toward HRI affect acceptance and increase the anticipation of service quality. The researcher also tests the inhibiting role of pre-existing anxiety toward robots on the relationship between these facilitators and attitudes ...


College Student Debt And Anticipated Repayment Difficulty, Jonathan J. Fox, Suzanne Bartholomae, Jodi C. Letkiewicz, Catherine P. Montalto 2017 Iowa State University

College Student Debt And Anticipated Repayment Difficulty, Jonathan J. Fox, Suzanne Bartholomae, Jodi C. Letkiewicz, Catherine P. Montalto

Journal of Student Financial Aid

This study analyzes factors associated with anticipated difficulty with repayment of debt accumulated during college using a basic model of credit risk that includes socialization processes influencing college student financial decisions. The empirical analysis uses data from the 2010 Ohio Student Financial Wellness Study. Results provide evidence of male overconfidence in financial decision making, as males are less likely than females to predict repayment difficulties. Socialization process variables, including financial management practices, financial parenting communication, and expected economic returns from education, are strongly associated with anticipated debt repayment difficulty. Inclusion of these process variables in the model results in loss ...


Hypermasculine, Antifeminine: The Role Of Masculine Identity In Relational Aggression Among Gay Men, Daniel Locke Deason 2017 University of Southern Mississippi

Hypermasculine, Antifeminine: The Role Of Masculine Identity In Relational Aggression Among Gay Men, Daniel Locke Deason

Dissertations

Relational aggression is a form of aggression that targets a victim’s relationships or sense of inclusion. Depression, social ostracism, anxiety, and poor psychological adjustment are some of the negative correlates that have been identified in child and adolescent victims of relational aggression. For older adolescents and emerging adults, similar negative correlates have been found. Despite the efforts to identify these correlates, little research has been conducted on relational aggression among minority groups. The present study addressed relational aggression among college-aged gay-identifying men through the lens of Exclusively Masculine Identity Theory (EMIT), which was developed to account for anti-gay attitudes ...


Support With Fathering An Adolescent Daughter: A Heuristic Investigation Of Men's Experiences With A Targeted Fathering Intervention, Jeffrey Boatner 2017 Liberty University

Support With Fathering An Adolescent Daughter: A Heuristic Investigation Of Men's Experiences With A Targeted Fathering Intervention, Jeffrey Boatner

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

This heuristic study explored and described the experiences of fathers who participated in an intervention designed to promote and improve their relationships with their adolescent daughter(s). Despite increasing interest in the distinct contribution that fathers make to the development and well-being of their children, the father-daughter relationship remains the least studied and least understood of all parent-child pairings. Paternal involvement is a powerfully protective influence for girls—particularly as girls enter into adolescence and prepare for adulthood—yet there remain few interventions that are specifically designed to support fathers at this critical time. This study examined the experiences of ...


Francis Lieber: Anglican And Gallican Liberty Study Guide, C. 1999, Steven A. Samson 2017 Liberty University

Francis Lieber: Anglican And Gallican Liberty Study Guide, C. 1999, Steven A. Samson

Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Depressive Symptoms In Mexican-Origin Adolescents: Interrelations Between School And Family Contexts, Prerna G. Arora, Lorey Wheeler 2017 Pace University

Depressive Symptoms In Mexican-Origin Adolescents: Interrelations Between School And Family Contexts, Prerna G. Arora, Lorey Wheeler

Faculty Publications from Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families, and Schools

This study, as guided by cultural-ecological frameworks, examined multiple contextual stressors, including subjective economic hardship, acculturation, discrimination, and negative perceptions of school safety, as simultaneously linked to adolescents’ depressive symptoms, as well as the role of gender, familism values, family cohesion, and school connectedness on these associations. Data come from the Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Study (Portes and Rumbaut 2012) that included second-generation 8th- and 9th-grade children of foreign-born parents from the Mexican-origin subsample (n = 755; 52% male; time 1 M age = 14.20 years). Adolescents were either born in (60%) or immigrated prior to age 5 to the USA ...


Character Strengths As A Pathway To Obtaining And Maintaining Employment For Job Seekers With Disabilities: A Model For Building Job Seeker Hope And Self-Efficacy, Elizabeth V. Jennings 2017 University of Pennsylvania

Character Strengths As A Pathway To Obtaining And Maintaining Employment For Job Seekers With Disabilities: A Model For Building Job Seeker Hope And Self-Efficacy, Elizabeth V. Jennings

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

Americans with disabilities experience low rates of employment and are more than twice as likely to live in poverty than their non-disabled peers. Job seekers with disabilities face a myriad of external barriers to employment: 1) lower education/skill attainment, 2) complex public benefit rules, 3) limited access to reliable transportation, 4) lack of work-related supports, and 5) persistent employer-bias. These challenges are compounded by internal barriers: 1) diminished self-efficacy and hope, 2) social role devaluation, and 3) extrinsic work motivations. Several theories within positive psychology offer new pathways to employment for people with disabilities. One such theory is character ...


Apse Employment First Statement, APSE, Green Mountain Self Advocates, Self Advocates Becoming Empowered, ThinkWork! at the Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston 2017 University of Massachusetts Boston

Apse Employment First Statement, Apse, Green Mountain Self Advocates, Self Advocates Becoming Empowered, Thinkwork! At The Institute For Community Inclusion At Umass Boston

ThinkWork! Publications

These authors worked together to write a statement about what Employment First means and why it’s important. Here is an excerpt from the statement.

All people with disabilities should have opportunities to work. Public dollars should be used to pay for supports for people to work in the community. People with disabilities, their families, and their allies believe that:

  • All people should have opportunities for real jobs with real wages. It will get us out of poverty. We will be more independent. We will feel more included. All people, with and without disabilities, can work in jobs together earning ...


Differences Between Students With And Without Disabilities In College Counseling, Lindsay C. Varkula, James D. Beauchemin, Sandra D. Facemire, Emily C. Bucher 2017 Center for Balanced Living

Differences Between Students With And Without Disabilities In College Counseling, Lindsay C. Varkula, James D. Beauchemin, Sandra D. Facemire, Emily C. Bucher

Social Work Faculty Publications and Presentations

This study examined differences between college students with and without disabilities who utilized college counseling center services. Although we found no differences between students with (n = 234, 9.2%) and without (n = 2,308, 90.8%) disabilities on number of counseling sessions attended, significant findings included: students with disabilities were more likely to self-terminate and more likely to be referred out than students without disabilities. Results suggest that students with disabilities are a diverse group requiring special consideration in college counseling settings. Recommendations for college counseling practice are discussed.


The Relationship Between Occupational Stress And Instigator Workplace Incivility As Moderated By Personality: A Test Of An Occupational Stress And Workplace Incivility Model, Laura C. Batista 2017 Florida International University

The Relationship Between Occupational Stress And Instigator Workplace Incivility As Moderated By Personality: A Test Of An Occupational Stress And Workplace Incivility Model, Laura C. Batista

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

In the face of competition and competing demands on organizations, employees are taxed to exert more effort with fewer resources. The type of environment can create the recipe for increased levels of occupational stress and an environment of increased workplace incivility.Therefore, it is not surprising that research has begun to look at the interaction between occupational stress and workplace incivility. The current work environment requires employees to exert more effort or face negative consequences from supervisors and peers. All too often, the salary increases, bonus structure, career progression, job security and mobility that might be reasonably expected from producing ...


The Journal Of Counselor Preparation And Supervision Spring 2017 Full Issue, 2017 Western Connecticut State University

The Journal Of Counselor Preparation And Supervision Spring 2017 Full Issue

The Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision

No abstract provided.


Personal Counseling In Academic Programs With Counselor Trainees, Meredith Drew, Mark D. Stauffer, William Barkley 2017 William Paterson University

Personal Counseling In Academic Programs With Counselor Trainees, Meredith Drew, Mark D. Stauffer, William Barkley

The Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision

Counseling programs are responsible for harm caused by their counselor trainees. This study examined the effect of participating in personal counseling on basic clinical skills using the Counseling Self-Estimate Inventory. This article discusses this study’s inconclusive results and implications for the development of counselors and counseling programs.


Recruiting Undergraduate Students: Creating A Path To The Counseling Profession, Jake J. Protivnak, Jennifer F. Yensel 2017 Youngstown State University

Recruiting Undergraduate Students: Creating A Path To The Counseling Profession, Jake J. Protivnak, Jennifer F. Yensel

The Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision

Counselor educators must find ways to encourage undergraduate students to choose to pursue a graduate degree in counseling. Related helping professions (e.g., psychology, social work) may have a recruitment advantage. Faculty in disciplines with both undergraduate and graduate programs can encourage high achieving undergraduate students to continue into graduate programs within their discipline. Due to the lack of a discipline specific academic pathway and an undergraduate advising system directing students into counseling graduate programs, counselor educators must find innovative ways to recruit undergraduate students. The authors will discuss the issues involved in recruiting undergraduate students, present a framework for ...


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