Balancing the books : an assessment of financial stress associated with social work and human service student placements

Brough, Mark, Correa-Velez, Ignacio, Crane, Philip R., Johnstone, Eleesa, & Marston, Gregory (2015) Balancing the books : an assessment of financial stress associated with social work and human service student placements. Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

This report presents the findings from a study of the financial impact of work-integrated learning commonly referred to as 'placement' among social work and human services students. Based on a survey of 214 respondants, 14 in-depth interviews and two focus groups, the findings indicate that two thirds of the surveyed group felt tired and anxious about their experience of balancing paid work and placement, with 2 in 5 reporting their learning experience was compromised as a result. The significant implications and potential solutions are also discussed.

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ID Code: 82024
Item Type: Report
Refereed: No
Additional Information: This research project was supported by a grant from the
Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN)
Keywords: financial stress, social work and human services students, work integrated learning, field education
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIAL WORK (160700) > Social Work not elsewhere classified (160799)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Funding:
  • ACEN/n/a
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 The Authors & Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 26 Feb 2015 22:44
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2015 22:44

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