Title

Prevalence and Predictors of Social Work Student Food Insecurity

Published In

Journal of Social Work Education

Document Type

Citation

Publication Date

2017

Abstract

Food security is an essential component of material wellness and social justice. This study draws on a 2013 survey of 496 students within a school of social work in a Pacific Northwestern U.S. public university to (a) provide the first estimate of the prevalence of food insecurity among social work students and (b) investigate coping strategies used and resources accessed by students. It was determined that 43% of students had experienced food insecurity in the preceding year. In addition, students in the BSW program, students of color, females, and first-generation college students were more likely to be food-insecure. Based on these findings, the article describes strategies for addressing the material and self-care needs of social work students and practitioners.

Description

© 2017 Council on Social Work Education

DOI

10.1080/10437797.2017.1299062

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/24272

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