A Study on the Type of and Barriers to Social Network Interventions : Cases of the Social Workers in the Domiciliary Service Centers

사회적 관계망 개입의 유형과 장애요인 연구 : 지역사회복지관 재가복지센터를 중심으로

  • 김인숙 (가톨릭대학교 사회복지학과) ;
  • 우국희 (서울기독대학교 사회복지학과)
  • Published : 2000.11.30


This study attempted to identify the type of social network interventions and barriers to implement them. Few empirical studies have been conducted concerning social network interventions as professional activities. Although social support and social network interventions have been noted as important practice concepts, the existing studies ten us little about how social workers perceive and experience social network interventions. This study used seven types of social network interventions identified in the previous studies. And based on "obstacles to social network interventions scale" developed by Biegel, Tracy & Song (1995), a twenty-two item scale was developed by the authors. The results from this study show that social workers little implement social network interventions such as community empowerment, family caregiver enhancement, and support group, and that they perceive organization characteristics and profession-oriented culture as important obstacles to implement social network interventions. The findings from this study suggest various strategies to address these barriers.