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dc.contributor.advisorGalambos, Colleenen_US
dc.contributor.authorParker-Barua, Laura M.
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.submitted2012 Springen_US
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on August 30, 2012).en_US
dc.descriptionThe 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.descriptionDissertation advisor: Dr. Colleen Galambosen_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionVita.en_US
dc.descriptionPh. D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2012.en_US
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Social work.en_US
dc.description"May 2012"en_US
dc.description.abstractThis 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.extentvii, 101 pagesen_US
dc.identifier.otherParker-BaruaL-051112-D434
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/15107
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartof2012 Freely available dissertations (MU)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2012 Dissertations
dc.subjectpovertyen_US
dc.subjectaffordable housingen_US
dc.subjectsocial structureen_US
dc.subjectstudent perspectiveen_US
dc.subjecteducational levelen_US
dc.titlePoverty and affordable housing: comparing the attitudes and beliefs of social work students in the United States to those of social work students in the Netherlandsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSocial worken_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSocial workeng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en_US


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