Journal / Book Title
Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership & Governance
Agency-based design teams effectively address workforce issues in public child welfare agencies. This article presents findings from an adaptation of a design team intervention for private child welfare agencies. A longitudinal mixed-methodology design measures effects of the intervention and conditions of implementation. Pre–post surveys of workers (n = 137) and a comparison group (n = 153) measure climate, job satisfaction, perceptions of child welfare, and intent to leave. Statistically significant increases of 0.37 points on dimensions of organizational justice and support (justice: p = 0.01; support: p = 0.03) parallel the team’s perceived effect of their work—that it will make the organization more fair and accountable.
MSU Digital Commons Citation
Lawrence, Catherine K.; Zeitlin, Wendy; Auerbach, Charles; and Claiborne, Nancy, "Climate Change in Private Child Welfare Organizations" (2015). Department of Social Work and Child Advocacy Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works. 23.
Lawrence, C. K., Zeitlin, W. S., Auerbach, C., & Claiborne, N. (2015). Climate change in private child welfare organizations. Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership & Governance, 39(4), 290-305.