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Schaye, Shirley Herscovitch

Works: 2 works in 5 publications in 1 language and 77 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Academic theses 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: RC509.8, 616.8917
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Most widely held works by Shirley Herscovitch Schaye
Psychoanalysis today : a case book( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professional and bureaucratic perspectives in social work( )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The project investigates aspects of professional social work which derive from its association with bureaucratic organizations. This enquiry is based upon sociological evidence that the combination of professional and bureaucratic modes of occupational life contains mutually dysfunctional aspects. The published work by Blau and Scott, Formal Organizations, is the point of departure for the study. The data are the perceptions of social workers as obtained by a slightly modified 85 item questionnaire developed by W.R. Scott in his work on a Doctoral dissertation in Sociology at the University of Chicago. The questionnaire was distributed to 12 social work settings in Montreal. Coded data from the 128 respondents were used in IBM processing. Findings suggest that training and experience are associated with some opposition to supervision, but divergent findings and interpretations are reported on the theoretically non-professional aspect of supervision in social work as a nascent profession. Perceptions of the extent to which seven principles and standards are fulfilled in practice seem affected by respondents' religious beliefs and by the extent to which a given principle corresponds to cultural values. Social work at present meets, in varying degrees, some of the criteria of a profession. For professional workers, informal norms of the social work community suggest occupational reinforcements via advancement to supervisory posts and by identification with medicine, especially psychiatry. The high proportion of women in social work practice and other topics are suggested for future investigation."--
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Audience level: 0.59 (from 0.58 for Psychoanal ... to 0.76 for Profession ...)

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