Predictors of the use of evidence-based interventions among national association of social work (NASW) members

Michelle Tuten, Darnell Morris-Compton, Tina Abrefa-Gyan, Jeongha Hwang, Donna Harrington

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Abstract

There is growing emphasis on the use of evidence-based practice (EBP) in the field of social work. However, much remains unknown about the factors associated with the implementation of evidence-based interventions among social workers. In the current cross-sectional study the authors examined a sample of 180 NASW members who completed a survey assessing knowledge of EBP, organizational climate, and practitioner use of evidence-based interventions (EBI). Logistic regression was used to identify variables that predicted NASW members’ self-reported use of EBI. Organizational climate factors and practitioner knowledge were predictive of self-reported EBI use in the sample of NASW members. Findings suggest that increased knowledge of evidence-based practice and higher levels of innovation and flexibility in the organizational climate may increase adoption of EBIs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)253-262
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Evidence-Informed Social Work
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Evidence-based interventions
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Knowledge
  • Organizational climate
  • Social work

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Health(social science)
  • Social Psychology

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