Support for evidence-based practice in a human service organization

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Plath, Debbie. (2013) Support for evidence-based practice in a human service organization. Administration in Social Work. 37(1), pp. 25 - 38. https://doi.org/10.1080/03643107.2011.638731
AuthorsPlath, Debbie
Abstract

Developing evidence-based or research-informed approaches to practice in human services requires research-oriented cultures in organizations. One feature of this is frontline staff that are engaged with and supportive of evidence-based practice (EBP) approaches. This paper reports on a study of staff support for EBP in an organization where senior management made a commitment to EBP. Utilizing several measures of support for EBP, including two standardized scales, the study found strong support for EBP. Findings indicate that, in this organization, being female, having higher qualifications, and being at a higher level in the organization are associated with greater support for EBP and that years employed in the organization is negatively correlated with support for EBP.

Keywordsevidence-based practice; research-informed practice; staff attitudes
Year2013
JournalAdministration in Social Work
Journal citation37 (1), pp. 25 - 38
PublisherHaworth Press Inc.
ISSN0364-3107
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/03643107.2011.638731
Scopus EID2-s2.0-84871578779
Page range25 - 38
Research GroupSchool of Allied Health
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Place of publicationUnited States of America
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