Value conflict resolution strategies of social work students in Turkey


HATİBOĞLU EREN B. , Gelmez O. S. O. , ÖNGEN Ç.

JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WORK, vol.19, no.1, pp.142-161, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/1468017318757174
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WORK
  • Page Numbers: pp.142-161

Abstract

The aim of this study is to examine various strategies of social work students for resolving conflicts between their personal and professional values in the atmosphere of rising conservatism in neoliberal Turkey. Grounded theory was chosen to reflect the feelings and thoughts of 34 students attending a creative drama-based group on critical value education designed by the researchers. Purposeful sampling was employed to identify the participants. Notes and memos, reflective diaries, in-group discussions and a semi-structured focus-group discussion were used to collect data. The data on the conflict resolving strategies of the students are discussed in detail within anti-oppressive perspective in social work practice, theory and education in a neoliberal and neoconservative Turkish context.