Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name



Sociology and Anthropology


Social Work.


Hansen, F. C.




Little has been documented concerning the perceptions of the Social Work Field Instructor of their experience in the field instruction process. Due to the fact that the field instruction program hinges upon the existence of Field Instructors, this examination appeared warranted. It was expected that their views would lead to important changes which would maximize the field instruction process for enhanced student learning. The underlying question of this study was: How were field instructors affected by their role in field instruction? This question was sub-divided into seven components. These dealt with: (1) the socio-demographic characteristics of Field Instructors; (2) the Field Instructors' preparation for assumption of the role; (3) the Field Instructors' perception of the reasons for participation in the program by their agency; (4) influential factors in the decision to become a Field Instructor; (5) the Field Instructors' evaluation of the School of Social Work; (6) the causal factors in the decision to cease involvement; and, (7) the Field Instructors' perceptions of the experience. (Abstract shortened by UMI.) Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1991 .F744. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 31-01, page: 0151. Chair: F. C. (Bud) Hansen. Thesis (M.S.W.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1991.