Social Work Research

Research journal for social workers.

Articles from Vol. 30, No. 1, March

A Call for Social Work Research from the National Institutes of Health
Previous editorials in this journal have noted the importance of expanding the capacity and improving the quality of social work research. Topics discussed in these editorials have addressed the nature and rigor of social work research, interdisciplinary...
How Do Welfare Sanctions Work?
Under Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, families are subject to greater work requirements, and the severity of sanction for noncompliance has increased. Using Wisconsin longitudinal administrative data, the authors performed event history analysis...
Imputing Missing Data: A Comparison of Methods for Social Work Researchers
Choosing the most appropriate method to handle missing data during analyses is one of the most challenging decisions confronting researchers. Often, missing values are just ignored rather than replaced with a reliable imputation method. Six methods...
Psychometric Properties of the Elementary School Success Profile for Children
The Elementary School Success Profile (ESSP) is a multidimensional instrument for school based practitioners that assesses the social environmental domains of neighborhood, school, friends, and family, as well as the well-being, behavior, and school...
School Bonding and Substance Use in Rural Communities
Adolescent substance use in U.S. rural communities is now equal to or greater than urban use for many substances. Yet much research focuses on urban and suburban populations, raising doubt as to the generalizability of etiological models of substance...

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