The Relationship of a Social Workers's Professionalism and User Advocacy - Focusing on the Mediating Effects of a Social Worker's Right Perception and Performance at Service Processes-

사회복지사의 전문성과 이용자 옹호의 관계 -서비스과정에서의 이용자 권리에 대한 사회복지사의 인식 및 실행의 이중매개효과-

  • Received : 2013.07.23
  • Accepted : 2013.10.10
  • Published : 2013.11.30

Abstract

This research purports to examine the mediating effects of right perception and performance at service processes in relationship to the social worker's professionalism and user advocacy. As the research method, 198 social workers were surveyed, and structural equation was used for analysis. The research findings showed that the professionalism of social workers had a direct influence on right perception, right performances at service processes and user-advocacy. However, right perception at service processes do not have a direct influence on user advocacy. In addition to this right perception and performances at service processes was proven to be an important mediator between a social worker's professionalism and user advocacy. As a result, this research has implied the necessity for social work practice to promote user-advocacy.

Keywords

social worker;professionalism;user advocacy;service process;user right;mediating effects