This longitudinal study characterises 450 Israeli social work students, their professional socialisation and the development of professional commitment. Findings show that students begin their studies with high levels of professional commitment, both micro and macro. These levels decrease by the end of their studies, albeit in different patterns for commitment to the micro and macro levels. It seems that social work schools manage to bring the fantasies entertained by students at the beginning into line with reality, leading to a higher commitment only to the micro-level. The findings and their implications on the social work profession and training are discussed.
|Number of pages
|Indian Journal of Social Work
|Published - Jul 2016
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
- Sociology and Political Science