Practical Aspects of Social Workers` Motivation

Lina Marcinkevičiūtė, Rūta Petrauskienė

Abstract


The paper presents the results of a survey conducted in Prienai District Municipality, which was aimed to analyze the motives of social workers` professional activity and possibilities for development of their motivation. The questionnaire was distributed among social workers of the divisions of Social Security, Education, Culture and Sport, and Children Rights’ Protection of the Municipality, also among principals of Prienai District secondary schools and among workers fr om collaborative institutions (Social Security Office, Pedagogicalpsychological Office, Children Rights’ Protection Office). The questionnaire and the structured interview were applied to identify the structure of work motives and the level of meeting them by social workers in Prienai District. The research was carried out using triangulation research method and on the ground of viewpoint wh ere the triangulation can be used combining qualitative and quantitative researches. The topic was analyzed from several perspectives: the opinions of social workers, schools` principals and employees collaborating with social workers were evaluated. The authors of the article pointed out problems, which impede the formulation of the basis of municipality social workers` motivation.

Keywords


municipal social workers; motivation; factors

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"Public Policy and Administration" ISSN online 2029-2872 / ISSN print 1648-2603