Social Work Research

Research journal for social workers.

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 2, June

Acculturation and Depression among Puerto Ricans in the Mainland
The relationship between acculturation and depression in a sample of 1,510 Puerto Ricans residing in the U.S. was examined. Acculturation was measured by assessing subjects' spoken, preferred, read, and written language. Depression was evaluated by...
Factor Structure of the Group Engagement Measure
The Group Engagement Measure (GEM) assesses a commonly used, but rarely measured, process in group work. Earlier studies examined the reliability and validity of the GEM, but none empirically examined its factor structure. The authors examined the...
Peer Review and Publication Standards in Social Work Journals: The Miami Statement
Social work scholars contribute the intellectual content in, serve as editors and reviewers for, and are the main subscribers to social work journals. Social work organizations or faculty own or control nearly all of the social work journals. Thus,...
Relevant Books Received
The Action Research Dissertation: A Guide for Students and Faculty. Kathryn Herr and Gary L. Anderson. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2005, 168 pages. ISBN: 0-7619-2991-6 $27.95 paperback. AIDS: Meeting the Challenge--Data, Facts, Background....
Structural Factors and the Quality of Publication in Social Work Journals
The publication standards and review practices of social work journals have been the subject of sporadic attention in the past quarter century. Existing studies have examined at least five aspects of journal publication including the (1) scholarly...
The Place of Community in Social Work Practice Research: Conceptual and Methodological Developments
Community is widely acknowledged as a fundamental aspect of social work practice, and this formulation distinguishes social work from other professions. Because of this long-standing tradition, social work needs to make a greater investment in producing...
What Motivates Public Support for Legally Mandated Mental Health Treatment?
The use of legal coercion to compel individuals to participate in mental health treatment is expanding despite a lack of empirical support for many of its forms. Policies supporting mandated treatment are made by legislators and judges, often based...
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