International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Factors Influencing Professional Identity among Social Work Students in China
Hongfang Li, Yulan liu

Based on the data from 445 samples of Chinese social work students in Jiangsu Province, our partial correlation analysis show the degree of social work students’ professional identity in recent years is a middle level belonging, improved by the rapid development of social work. Not only the personal factors including students’ grade, the level of their awareness on the profession of social work before higher education and current understanding, but also the scholastic factors including university category, students’ evaluation of professional practice and materials enhance social work students’ professional identity. Partial correlation analysis shows that the level of professional identity of female students is higher than the male. Different from previous study, the level of lower grade students’ professional identity is stronger than upper grade students’. The municipal social work students’ degree of professional identity is higher than the students’ degree of institution belongs to the Ministry of Education, provincial top university and provincial general university. We conclude, based on this study, the policies that contribute to the cultivation of social work talents can enhance social work students’ professional identity.

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