Access to social work education : correlations between applicant performance on selection tasks, demographics and success as a student
Hughes, Catherine; McNabb, David; Gremillion, Helen; Bridgeman, Michael
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Citation:Hughes, C. R., McNabb, D. J., Gremillion, H., & Bridgeman, M. (2018, July). Access to social work education: Correlations between applicant performance on selection tasks, demographics and success as a student. Paper presented at the Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development, Dublin, Ireland.
Permanent link to Research Bank record:https://hdl.handle.net/10652/4414
This study supports existing literature: - documenting the ineffectiveness of selection criteria for social work programmes - addresses a gap in scholarship by examining the value of specific selection tools and measures. - Factors that do correlate with student success suggest that being well-resourced as a student is paramount. - Supporting students to succeed during the course of their study may be of higher value than attempting to select “suitable” students in the first place.