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.
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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|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
|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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