Opinions of social work students from Turkey on social justice

BUZ S., Ontas Ö., Hatiboglu B.

INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL WORK, vol.56, no.6, pp.724-742, 2013 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0020872812436622
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.724-742
  • Keywords: equality, political justice, radical egalitarianism, social justice, social work students
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


This study examines the opinions and attitudes of social work students towards issues of social justice. In the scope of the study, participants listed socio-economic status and political views as two factors that have the greatest bearing on being subjected to injustice' and stated that social workers should adopt an attitude of passive resistance against injustice. The students were found to believe that it is necessary for the state to play specific roles related to social welfare rights and to underline the political dimension of justice.