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dc.contributor.authorTsui, Ming Sumen_US
dc.contributor.authorLam, Ching Man-
dc.contributor.otherHo, W. S.-
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-19T08:13:52Z-
dc.date.available2021-10-19T08:13:52Z-
dc.date.issued2005-
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.cihe.edu.hk/jspui/handle/cihe/1552-
dc.description.abstractThis qualitative study explores supervisory authority in the relationship between social work supervisors and frontline social workers in Hong Kong. Forty in-depth interviews and seven focus groups were conducted with supervisors, supervisees, and local experts. The findings reflect that the supervisors dominate the decision-making process and that their authority is apparent in the supervisor-supervisee relationship. The results reveal that in issues related to policy or administration, or when there is an urgent need for timely decision-making, supervisors would give clear instructions and adopt a straightforward decision-making strategy. Discussion among staff is allowed and encouraged, but it focuses on issues related to professional practice or service delivery. Supervisees tend to use supervision to ensure that the supervisor is responsible for decision-making, and they often become frustrated when no clear instructions are given. The Chinese attitude towards hierarchical relationship and practice of subordination to authority are obvious in the supervisor-supervisee relationship. Most supervisors interviewed tend to adopt a “consensus by consultation and consent” approach in their supervisory practice. This approach reduces staff participation and sense of belonging. Supervisors are advised to achieve referent power and expert power by using a competence model of supervision to replace culturally ascribed authority.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofAdministration in Social Worken_US
dc.titleThe use of supervisory authority in Chinese cultural contexten_US
dc.typejournal articleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1300/J147v29n04_04-
dc.contributor.affiliationFelizberta Lo Padilla Tong School of Social Sciencesen_US
dc.relation.issn1544-4376en_US
dc.description.volume29en_US
dc.description.issue4en_US
dc.description.startpage51en_US
dc.description.endpage68en_US
dc.cihe.affiliatedNo-
item.languageiso639-1en-
item.grantfulltextopen-
item.openairetypejournal article-
item.openairecristypehttp://purl.org/coar/resource_type/c_6501-
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crisitem.author.deptFelizberta Lo Padilla Tong School of Social Sciences-
crisitem.author.deptFelizberta Lo Padilla Tong School of Social Sciences-
crisitem.author.orcid0000-0002-9010-4166-
crisitem.author.orcid0000-0002-4570-1922-
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