Date of Award
University or Center
Atlanta University (AU)
School of Social Work
Naomi T. Ward
Dr. Robert W. Waymer
The purpose of this study was to analyze and explain the relationship between the concept of attachment disorder and selected demographic variables of social workers employed as foster care workers within a metropolitan public department of child welfare services. A sample of 41 social workers was obtained from a population of 50 social workers. Random sampling was employed utilizing a questionnaire that was adapted from the Randolph Attachment Disorder Questionnaire (RADQ). Research indicated that a slight majority of social workers had knowledge of attachment disorder in children.
The findings indicated that there was no statistically significant relationship between the concept of attachment disorder and the educational degree, educational major or the work experience of foster care social workers who participated in the study.
Warthen, Andrea Lynn, "A descriptive study of the knowledge of attachment disorder among foster care social workers" (1999). ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library. 979.