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Multiculturalism and Social Work | San Francisco State University

Impact of human diversity education on social work students

Author: Yuen,-Francis-K.-O.; Pardeck,-John-T.
Author Background:
Date 1/1/98
Type Journal
Journal Title: International-Journal-of-Adolescence-and-Youth
Volume/Pages Vol 7(3): 249-261
Subject Matter Human Behavior
Abstract Explored the attitudinal change of undergraduate students in a social work program after completing a course on human diversity, which includes materials on national origin, race, ethnicity, culture, class, gender, sexual orientation, and disabilities. A total of 153 students participated in the study. A cross-sectional pre/post survey design with non-randomized comparison groups was employed in this research over a 3-yr period. The findings suggest that a course on human diversity had a positive impact on junior level students attitudes on the topic of diversity and that these attitudes continued to be evident in students enrolled in more advanced social work courses. ((c) 1999 APA/PsycINFO, all rights reserved)