A Study of the Personality Attributes of Applicants for Postgraduate Social Work Training to a Northern Ireland University

Manktelow, R and Lewis, Christopher A (2005) A Study of the Personality Attributes of Applicants for Postgraduate Social Work Training to a Northern Ireland University.

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Abstract

The study investigated the potential for the introduction of a personality measure as a method of selection for social work training. As a first step, a personality test, the NEO-PI-R, was administered to two cohorts of applicants to postgraduate social work training. The personality profile of the group who were selected by interview was compared with the group who were not selected at interview. A significant difference was reported: successful candidates were more open in terms of feelings, actions and values. This result establishes that interviewing is differentiating between candidates in terms of the personality dimension of openness. It would be assumed that openness is a necessary and appropriate quality for trainee social workers to possess. However, given that the nature of social work has now changed substantially, we are no longer certain that openness is a central requirement.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Metadata only available from this repository. This article was published in the Social Work Education Journal by Routledge Taylor and Francis in 2005. The published article is available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02615470500050503
Keywords: Social Work, Training, Personality
Members: Glyndŵr University
Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2011 09:14
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2016 21:19
URI: http://collections.crest.ac.uk/id/eprint/342

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