Ghanaian BSW Students' Perceptions of Poverty and Social Welfare Policies in Ghana

Jason T. Castillo, Samuel Asante, Peter Dwumah, Jonas Asamanin Barnie, David Becerra


In August 2010, data for this exploratory study were drawn from a sample of 185 undergraduate social work students from a public university in Ghana. Ordinal logistic regressions were run to analyze the relationship between social work students’ demographic variables and their perceptions toward poverty and social welfare policies in Ghana. The results of this study found that social work students’ age, gender, marital status, number of children, socioeconomic status, and area of concentration affected their perception toward poverty and social welfare policies in Ghana. The findings of this study point to several areas for consideration when developing or revising social work education curricula in Ghana.


Social work students, poverty, social welfare policies, Ghana

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