Title

Mississippi Social Workers' Attitudes Toward Poverty and the Poor

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1997

Department

Social Work

Abstract

The study reported here was a March 1995 investigation of the attitudes of 186 Mississippi social workers toward poverty and the poor. The survey instrument gathered demographic data from respondents and asked them to characterize their agreement/disagreement with 37 statements about poverty and the poor. Demographic data are discussed and scores are analyzed on four variables: type of practice, education, licensure, and political orientation. Implications for social work education are discussed.

Publication Title

Journal of Social Work Education

Volume

33

Issue

1

First Page

131

Last Page

142