Ghanaian BSW Students' Perceptions of Poverty and Social Welfare Policies in Ghana

  • Jason T. Castillo College of Social Work, University of Utah
  • Samuel Asante College of Social Work, University of Utah
  • Peter Dwumah
  • Jonas Asamanin Barnie
  • David Becerra
Keywords: Social work students, poverty, social welfare policies, Ghana

Abstract

In August 2010, data for this exploratory study were drawn from a sample of 185 undergraduate social work students from a public university in Ghana. Ordinal logistic regressions were run to analyze the relationship between social work students’ demographic variables and their perceptions toward poverty and social welfare policies in Ghana. The results of this study found that social work students’ age, gender, marital status, number of children, socioeconomic status, and area of concentration affected their perception toward poverty and social welfare policies in Ghana. The findings of this study point to several areas for consideration when developing or revising social work education curricula in Ghana.

Author Biographies

Jason T. Castillo, College of Social Work, University of Utah
Ph.D. Assistant Professor University of Utah College of Social Work 395 South 1500 East, Rm 306 Salt Lake City, UT 84112 (telephone) (801) 585-9592 (fax) (801) 585-3219 jason.castillo@socwk.utah.edu
Peter Dwumah
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Department of Sociology and Social Work Kumasi, Ghana
Jonas Asamanin Barnie
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Department of Sociology and Social Work Kumasi, Ghana
David Becerra
Arizona State University School of Social Work Phoenix, AZ
Published
2013-02-28
Section
Articles