Gerontological Social Workers' Perceived Efficacy for Influencing Client Outcomes

Robin Bonifas, Denise Gammonley, Kelsey Simons

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    Using a sample of practitioners (n = 269) from the 2004 National Study of Licensed Social Workers, this article employs a quality assurance structure-process-outcome model to examine factors at the practitioner, workplace, and service delivery levels that influence the perceived efficacy of licensed gerontological social workers to affect client outcomes in the context of a highly challenging health care environment. A regression model accounted for 33.9% of the variance (adjusted R2 =.291) in perceived efficacy with 3 aspects of service delivery satisfaction having significant effects: ability to address complex/chronic care, to influence the design of services, and to help clients navigate the system.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)519-536
    Number of pages18
    JournalJournal of Gerontological Social Work
    Issue number6
    StatePublished - Aug 2012


    • curriculum and training
    • job satisfaction
    • perceived efficacy
    • quantitative methods
    • social work practice

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
    • Nursing (miscellaneous)


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