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Title:The Impact of Supervisory Behavior on Permanency Rates for Foster Children in a Child Welfare Context
Author(s):Ahearn, Kathleen Kraus
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Poertner, John
Department / Program:Social Work
Discipline:Social Work
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Sociology, Public and Social Welfare
Abstract:Worker characteristics such as education, empowerment, and experience did not act as mediators of supervisory characteristics and behaviors. The moderating variables of average case load and type of foster care, either regular or kinship, predicted significant variance whereas the measures used to assess difficulty of children served, average age and number of placements did not. Supervisor's political skill and the workers impression of the supervisor's client-centeredness were the other factors which predicted permanency. Supervisor's level of empowerment, empowering behavior, and self-assessment of client-centeredness were not significant predictors. Supervisors education and supervisors management experience, which were examined as surrogates for technical skill, were not significant.
Issue Date:1999
Description:208 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9952947
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:1999

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