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|Title:||Adventures in re-searching the features of social work supervision in Hong Kong||Author(s):||Tsui, Ming Sum||Issue Date:||2008||Publisher:||Sage Publications||Journal:||Qualitative Social Work||Volume:||7||Issue:||3||Start page:||349||End page:||362||Abstract:||
The study examines the features and process of social work supervision in Hong Kong. A successful client outcome is the main objective, but supervisors perceive supervision as a rational and systematic process, whereas supervisees expect emotional support and teamwork. The supervisory relationship is both personal and professional. Tension is reduced by the traditional Chinese cultural values of reciprocity: qing, yuan, and 'face'. The strategy of using supervisory authority is 'consensus by consultation and consent' — which reduces conflict and gains acceptance. The journey of this study charts the interactions among my personal, professional, and academic identities. In order to conduct the research, I have to be more 'academic'. However, without my professional experience, I could not interpret the information in a meaningful manner. When I reviewed the data on the effects of traditional Chinese values, my personal self was reminded that I am also Chinese and that I share these beliefs.
|URI:||https://repository.cihe.edu.hk/jspui/handle/cihe/1538||DOI:||10.1177/1473325008093706||CIHE Affiliated Publication:||No|
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