Public Knowledge of and Attitudes to Social Work in Scotland

DescriptionWeb only full report accompanying Education Research Findings No 10
ISBN07559 2707 9
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateOctober 20, 2005

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Sara Davidson & Susan King MORI Scotland
ISBN 0 7559 2707 9 (Web only publication)
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CONTENTS

Acknowledgements
Summary & Implications
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Research Methodology and Analysis
Chapter 3: Responsibility for Welfare
Chapter 4: General Perceptions of Social Workers and Sources of Information
Chapter 5: Knowledge of Social Workers and Social Work Services
Chapter 6: Attitudes Towards Using Social Work Services
Chapter 7: Perceptions of Social Work Services Among Users
Chapter 8: Attitudes Towards Intervention and Prevention in Social Work
Chapter 9: Social Work in the Future
References

Annexes:
Annex A: Statistical Reliability
Annex B: Sample Profile
Annex C: Social Policy Monitor Questionnaire
Annex D: Topline Results
Annex E: Focus Group Topic Guide
Annex F: Focus Group Scenarios

List of Tables and Charts

Chapter Two: Research Methodology and Analysis
Table 2.1: Focus Group Composition

Chapter Three: Responsibility for Welfare
Table 3.1: Responsibility for Welfare
Table 3.2: Responsibility for welfare Cont.
Table 3.3: Responsibility for Welfare, by NS- SEC Analytic Classes

Chapter Four: General Perceptions of Social Workers and Sources of Information
Table 4.1: Trust in Different Professions
Table 4.2: Perceptions of Different Professions
Table 4.3: Sources of Information
Table 4.4: Top 4 Most Influential Sources of Information by Sub -Group
Figure 4.1: Perceptions of Social Workers
Figure 4.2: Trust in Professions

Chapter Five: Knowledge of Social Workers and Social Work Services
Table 5.1: Knowledge of Different Social Work Services
Figure 5.1: Knowledge of Social Workers
Figure 5.2: Social Workers' Qualifications

Chapter Six: Attitudes Towards Using Social Work Services
Table 6.1: Attitude Towards Using Social Work Service, by Key Sub-Group
Figure 6.1: Likelihood of Approaching Social Work Services
Figure 6.2: Attitudes to Social Work Services

Chapter Seven: Perceptions of Social Work Services Among Users
Table 7.1: Profile of Users
Table 7.2: Contact with Council Services
Figure 7.1: Satisfaction with Services
Figure 7.2: Satisfaction with Aspects of the Service

Chapter Nine: Social Work in the Future
Figure 9.1: Future Demand for Social Work Services

Annex A: Statistical Reliability
Table A.1: Predicted Ranges for Different Sample Sizes at the 95% Confidence Interval
Table A.2: Sampling Tolerances
Table A.3: Demographic Sub-Group Comparisons

Annex B: Sample Profile
Table B.1: Sample Profile

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This web only report is accompanied by a summary in the Education Research Programme Research Findings Series No10/ September 2005: "Public Knowledge of and Attitudes to Social Work in Scotland".

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