Faculty Publications

Title

Career choice factors for bsw students: A 10-year perspective

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Social Work Education

Volume

31

Issue

1

First Page

28

Last Page

37

Abstract

This article examines the major factors involved in choosing to enter social work for 746 undergraduate students studied over a 1 0-year period. Its findings suggest that, although altruism remains the touchstone for their choice, students are motivated by both service to others and job self-interest. The findings also indicate that the dimensions of motivation for choosing social work have not significantly changed over the last 10 years. The implications for these findings are also discussed. © 1995 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Original Publication Date

1-1-1995

DOI of published version

10.1080/10437797.1995.10778836

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