Motivating the Unemployed? Attitudes at the Front Line

Motivating the Unemployed? Attitudes at the Front Line Journal Article

Australian Social Work

  • Author(s): McDonald, Catherine, Marston, Greg
  • Published: 2008
  • Volume: 61

Abstract: Underlying employment services policy in many countries is the assumption that the unemployed exhibit a range of deficits. The goal of employment activation programs is to develop self-efficacy. Noting the determinants of self-efficacy, we illustrate how case managers and social workers think about the unemployed and suggest that negative attitudes held by case managers are not conducive to the promotion of self-efficacy, unlike the orientation displayed by social workers. We suggest that employment services, wherever provided, would be significantly improved if social work frameworks informed policy and practices.

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McDonald, Catherine, Marston, Greg, 2008, Motivating the Unemployed? Attitudes at the Front Line, Volume:61, Journal Article, viewed 09 August 2022, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=4510.

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