Undergraduates’ knowledge and perception of social work course programme at Babcock University in Ogun State

Undergraduates’ knowledge and perception of social work course programme at Babcock University in Ogun State

Author by Dr. Rita Ezeokoli

Journal/Publisher: Nigerian Journal Of Social Work Education.

Volume/Edition: 14

Language: English

Pages: 1 - 15

Abstract

This study examined the knowledge and perception of social work among Babcock University students. The study made use of descriptive survey research design. A sample size of 406 students that cuts across the nine schools in Babcock University was used.  ‘‘Undergraduates’ knowledge and perception of Social Work Scale” (UKPSW) was used to obtain information from the respondents. Four research questions were raised for the study. The data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics of frequency counts and percentages and T-test Analysis. Findings from the study indicated that the undergraduate students’ knowledge of social work with mean score of 56.805 (43.03%), is not satisfactory. Sources of information on social work as a course of study by the undergraduate students reveals that 191 (47%) received their information from friends or peers and 53 (13.1%) got their information from magazines. No significant difference was noted between male and female undergraduates in their perception of social work as a course of study in the university (t-cal = 1.731< t xss=removed xss=removed> t-crit = 1.960 @ .05 alpha level). It was recommended that seminars and programs that will enlighten students and other staffs (teaching and non-teaching) should be organized periodically. Policies that guide the media on what they present to the public about professions should be created and implemented so that the wrong information that affects the image of the profession are not created.


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