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dc.contributor.authorCurl, Angela L.
dc.contributor.authorSimons, Kelsey
dc.contributor.authorLarkin, Heather
dc.description.abstractThe aging of the United States population is creating an increased need for social workers and other helping professionals with training in gerontology. Recent estimates indicate that less than three percent of MSW students are enrolled in an aging concentration, as compared to 19.0% enrolled in children/youth concentrations. This study (N=126) examines factors that affect students' willingness to accept jobs in aging. Results of a hierarchical logistic regression indicate that age and personal/professional experiences with older people (but not gender, race, or educational level) significantly predicted willingness to accept jobs in aging.en_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States*
dc.subjectcareer preferenceen_US
dc.subjectsocial worken_US
dc.subjectgerontology educationen_US
dc.titleFactors affecting willingness of social work students to accept jobs in agingen_US

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    Dr. Angela Curl - Assistant Professor, Family Studies And Social Work

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