The purpose of this study was to examine the knowledge of aging and mental health among students in the Older Adults and Families (OAF) concentration of the MSW at California State University, Long Beach. A total of 46 students participated in this study.
The participants appeared to have a moderately level of knowledge of aging and mental health. Participants tended to have most difficulty on answering the questions pertaining to the differentiation of delirium from dementia and depression. No significant association was found between knowledge and the years of work experience with older adults. In addition, the majority of respondents indicated they needed more specialized training in aging and mental health.
Implications for educators, as well as for social work practice, are discussed and recommendations for future research suggested.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 50/01M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Gerontology, Social work, Higher education|
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