Social work students' conception on roles within the family in Greece

Sofia Dedotsi, Efrosyni-Alkisti Paraskevopoulou-Kollia

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The present article is based on a small-scale research that took place with third-year students in the department of social work at Technological Educational Institute of Patras. During class the students, who undertake the laboratory course ‘Social Work with Families’, were asked to discuss family roles and depict them on drawings. Analysing their drawings in a qualitative approach the findings suggest that students adopt traditional views on family issues and the family roles. Various gender stereotypes and prejudices were reflected in students’ drawings and this is alarming for both social work education and practice.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)114-128
JournalEuropean Journal of Social Work
Issue number1
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 14 Feb 2014


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