The main aim of this research was to trace the impact on the social services sector in Israel of the accelerating process of privatization and the massive increase in non-profit organizations by comparing work attitudes of social workers in the three organizational groups that today make up the field of the social services: (1) public, (2) for-profit, and (3) third sector. Traditionally, public organizations primarily covered the existing social services needs of the population, with private organizations gradually developing in parallel. Over the past 20 years a third organizational form has entered the field with the move toward privatization-i.e., the significant shift from public toward private management with public supervision-and the emergence of non-profit organizations, i.e., the third-sector services. Participants were chosen randomly from the list of social workers in Israel. They were asked to report their work and workplace attitudes. ANOVA results showed that type of organization had a strong effect on work and workplace attitudes. Suggestions for further investigation of the relationship between work and workplace attitudes and type of organization are offered.
- Social workers
- Third sector social welfare organizations
- Work attitudes
- Workplace attitudes
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
- Sociology and Political Science