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Both sub-populations, administrators and practitioners, were predominantly social work educated and trained with a diversity of experience relative to their respective roles. Standardized evaluation does not appear to have been utilized in any convincing fashion. Although the majority of agencies have established evaluative service goals, the standardized measurement of goal attainment is less pronounced. Limited funds and resources were most often cited by administrators as factors inhibiting the integration of research into practice. When such instruments are utilized, both sub-populations reported the use of multiple measures, soliciting evaluations from multiple sources within the family, typically utilizing client self-reports. However, instrument type and variables of concern for determining treatment success vary between sub-populations. No significant associations between a broad host of variables relative to the structure of the agency and practice characteristics could be found with measurement use. (Abstract shortened by UMI.) Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1991 .P477. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 31-01, page: 0159. Thesis (M.S.W.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1991.
Perry, Robin E., "The perceived value and utility of outcome measures amongst administrators and direct service practitioners in family service agencies in Ontario." (1991). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 4150.