Exploring How Social Work Administrators Integrate Spirituality in the Workplace
Social Work and Christianity
During the past 15-25 years, there has been increasing attention within the social work literature to the place of spirituality. Most of this focus, however, has been on direct practice with clients. The social work literature has devoted relatively little attention to the broader topic of spirituality in the workplace, including how social workers integrate their spirituality with the non-direct practice aspects of their jobs, such as their relationships with colleagues, their workplace behavior and attitudes, and their commitment to the mission and goals of their organizations. This article summarizes the findings of a qualitative study designed to explore how social work administrators integrate spirituality in their workplaces. The study sample was made up of 152 members of the North American Association of Christians in Social Work (NACSW) who self-identified as social work administrators.
Faith, integration, social work administrators, spirituality, workplace
Chamiec-Case, Rick and Sherr, Michael E., "Exploring How Social Work Administrators Integrate Spirituality in the Workplace" (2006). Social Work Faculty Publications. 50.