This study introduces an instrument that operationalizes Kadushin’s (1976; 1985) conceptualization of the administrative, educational and supportive functions in social work supervision. The proposed Supervisory Functions Inventory (SFI) was examined with 233 supervisors, employed in three types of social welfare agencies. Factor analysis generated seven factors corresponding to the three supervisor functions. A MANOVA procedure confirmed the ability of the SF1 to distinguish between the supervisory groups. A further univariate analysis of variance revealed that the administrative function was responsible for this difference.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
- Sociology and Political Science