Poverty and affordable housing: comparing the attitudes and beliefs of social work students in the United States to those of social work students in the Netherlands

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Poverty and affordable housing: comparing the attitudes and beliefs of social work students in the United States to those of social work students in the Netherlands

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dc.contributor.advisor Galambos, Colleen en_US
dc.contributor.author Parker-Barua, Laura M.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-30T17:00:41Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-30T17:00:41Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.date.submitted 2012 Spring en_US
dc.identifier.other Parker-BaruaL-051112-D434
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/15107
dc.description Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on August 30, 2012). en_US
dc.description The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file. en_US
dc.description Dissertation advisor: Dr. Colleen Galambos en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description Vita. en_US
dc.description Ph. D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2012. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Social work. en_US
dc.description "May 2012" en_US
dc.description.abstract This cross-national exploratory study examines the influence of social structure and educational level on the attitudes and beliefs of social work students. Respondents were students enrolled in a social work program in one of two countries, the United States and the Netherlands. A cross-sectional survey research design was used to elicit information regarding student attitudes and beliefs as they relate to poverty and affordable housing. Data was collected using three research instruments; these include a demographic survey, the Poverty and Housing Scale (PHS), and a second scale that was designed to measure beliefs regarding the causes of poverty (COP). The final sample consisted of 456 student responses. Three hypotheses were tested using independent samples t-tests and multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA). Findings of this study indicate that while social work students from both countries had a more structural view of poverty and affordable housing, students from the Netherlands had a significantly more cultural/individualistic view when compared to students from the USA. These were not the anticipated results. There were no significant differences found when comparing the attitudes of graduate and undergraduate social work students. Structuration Theory (Giddens) is used as a conceptual foundation and in discussion of the results. Implications for social work education, policy, and practice are discussed. Future research is suggested. en_US
dc.format.extent vii, 101 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 2012 Freely available dissertations (MU) en_US
dc.subject poverty en_US
dc.subject affordable housing en_US
dc.subject social structure en_US
dc.subject student perspective en_US
dc.subject educational level en_US
dc.title Poverty and affordable housing: comparing the attitudes and beliefs of social work students in the United States to those of social work students in the Netherlands en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Social work en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name Ph. D. en_US
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2012 Dissertations


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