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dc.contributor.advisorRoestenburg, W J H
dc.contributor.authorSwanepoel, J M
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-14T14:36:00Z
dc.date.available2019-05-14T14:36:00Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.otherorcid.org/ 0000-0003-2964-251X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/32338
dc.descriptionMSW (Forensic practice), North-West University, Vaal Triangle Campusen_US
dc.description.abstractOnline social networking usage has increased amongst social workers who utilise it for many reasons, including reflecting on work and private life and for support purposes. This study investigated the relationship between online social networking usage, perceived social support and reflective practice and how it relates to the forensic social worker. With the findings of this study, the researcher hopes to contribute towards an embracing of social media as a tool for social workers and towards a better understanding of the potential risks and benefits of using social media for supportive and reflective purposes. As forensic social workers in South Africa at present receive little to no supervision on their forensic work, this study contributes towards finding support-alternatives for them as it considers the potential for online support structures for forensic social workers. An electronic survey was conducted with social workers by using a Question Pro questionnaire. Three standardised measuring instruments, namely the Inventory for Social Supportive Behaviour (ISSB), Media and Technology Usage and Attitude Scale (MTUAS) and the Self-reflection and Insight Scale (SRIS) were incorporated into the survey instrument. The survey was completed by 51 social workers. The findings of the survey were analysed by using various statistical methods. The study found that there was a correlation between the constructs of social support and social networking usage, as well as between self-reflection and social media usage but not between self-reflection and social support. Die gebruik van aanlyn-sosiale netwerke het die afgelope tyd toegeneem onder maatskaplike werkers wat dit al meer begin gebruik het vir redes soos die reflektering op werk en privaatlewe asook vir ondersteuningsdoeleindes. Hierdie studie het die verwantskap tussen aanlyn sosiale netwerkgebruik, gewaande sosiale ondersteuning en reflektiewe praktyk ondersoek asook hoe dit inskakel by forensiese maatskaplike werk. Met hierdie studie hoop die navorser om ‗n bydra te lewer tot die beter begrip van die potensiele risiko‘s en voordele wat die gebruik van sosiale media teweeg kan bring vir ondersteunings- en reflekteringsdoeleindes. Forensiese maatskaplike werkers in Suid Afrika ontvang min tot geen toesig in die forensiese werk wat hulle doen en as sulks hoop die navorser om by te dra tot die vind van ondersteuningsalternatiewe in die vorm van aanlyn ondersteuningstrukture. ‗n Elektroniese steekproef is uitgevoer deur gebruik te maak van ‗n Question Pro vraelys. Drie gestandardiseerde meetinstrumente is gebruik en ingesluit in die steekproef, naamlik die Inventaris van Sosiale Ondersteunende gedrag, Media en Tegnologie- gebruik en Houding Skaal asook die Self-refleksie en Insig Skaal. Die bevindinge van die steekproef is ontleed deur gebruik te maak van verskeie statistiese metodes. Met die studie is bevind dat daar ‗n korrelasie bestaan tussen die konstrukte sosiale ondersteuning en sosiale netwerkgebruik, asook tussen sosiale netwerk gebruik en self-refleksie, maar nie tussen sosiale ondersteuning en self-refleksie nie.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherNorth-West University (South-Africa). Potchefstroom Campusen_US
dc.subjectSocial supporten_US
dc.subjectonline social networkingen_US
dc.subjectreflective practiceen_US
dc.subjectforensic social worken_US
dc.subjectSosiale ondersteuningen_US
dc.subjectaanlyn sosiale netwerkeen_US
dc.subjectreflektiewe praktyken_US
dc.subjectforensiese maatskaplike werken_US
dc.titleThe relationship between perceived social support, on-line social network usage and reflective practice in forensic social worken_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.thesistypeMastersen_US
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