Entrepreneurship and Social Worka comparison between Social Work students and graduates

  1. Pablo Barranco Acosta 1
  2. Macarena Lozano Oyola 1
  3. José Luis Sarasola Sánchez-Serrano 1
  1. 1 Universidad Pablo de Olavide

    Universidad Pablo de Olavide

    Sevilla, España

    ROR https://ror.org/02z749649

IJERI: International journal of Educational Research and Innovation

ISSN: 2386-4303

Year of publication: 2018

Issue: 10

Pages: 91-107

Type: Article

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Índice Dialnet de Revistas

  • Year 2018
  • Journal Impact: 0.360
  • Field: EDUCACIÓN Quartile: C2 Rank in field: 72/241


  • Social Sciences: C


Social Work is a profession dedicated to help people who have a problematic situation to be solved. Social Workers have abilities and resources to resolve problems and they use the abilities of the person who needs that help to empower them. The ambit of those professionals is very varied: public administration, private companies or NGOs. In this context, we analyze the role played by entrepreneurs. In this work we have collected information that allows us to draw conclusions about social entrepreneurship and the vision that social workers have about that movement. To do so, we have sent a questionnaire, previously validated by experts in the field, aimed at Social Work students and graduates. The treatment of this information has enabled us to find out their opinion about entrepreneurship, the differences in the way of thinking between both groups concerning the creation or not of companies and if they believe that they might be entrepreneurs in the future. We have detected little entrepreneurial spirit among social workers, partly due to the lack of this entrepreneurial culture not only in society but also in the curriculum of Social Work degrees.

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