Practicing Professional Values: Factors Influencing Involvement in Social Work Student Organizations

Dorothy Martindale, Rene Olate, Keith A. Anderson


One of the most promising avenues for the development of professional values is involvement in professional student organizations.  A convenience sample of baccalaureate social work students (n = 482) was drawn from 15 institutions.  Regression analyses revealed several predictors of involvement in social work student organizations, including student mentorship, involvement in other student organizations, and type of institution (public/private).  These results suggest that involvement in professional student organizations (e.g., social work, nursing, law) may be amenable to interventions such as structured educational/social events and peer mentorship programs which, in turn, may help in the development of professional values.

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