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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Muinjangue, Esther Utjiua
Email emuinjangue@unam.na
URN etd-07222008-090203
Document Title Social work supervision in the directorate of Developmental Welfare Services in Namibia
Degree MA (Social Work)
Department Social Work and Criminology
Advisor Name Title
Prof L S Terblanche
  • motivating factors
  • supervision
  • guidelines
Date 2007-04-19
Availability unrestricted
This paper addresses the nature of Social Work supervision in the Directorate of Developmental Welfare Services. It contains five chapters namely Research Orientation, Literature Review, Social Structure in Namibia, Empirical Study and the last chapter is the Conclusions and Recommendations.

The Research Orientation deals with motivating factors explaining the need for this research as well as pointing out the goal and objectives of the research. The goal of the research is to explore and describe Social Work supervision in the Directorate of Developmental Welfare Services in Namibia.

The Literature Review gives comprehensive explanations of the importance of Social Work supervision in delivering social services. It provides opinions of different authors and their views on the nature of supervision, the supervisory needs of supervisees, and the functions and roles of supervisors.

The Research Methodology chapter looks at how the research was done, how the researcher gathered information and the tools that were used. The research data was examined using the quantitative data analysis approach. Data analysis and interpretation breaks down the data obtained from the questionnaires, which are the instruments that the researcher used to obtain the information. The result consists of graphs and tables that clearly present the data.

This chapter also covers the social structure of Namibia, a brief description of the regions in Namibia in order to help the reader understand the distances between offices.

The Conclusions are a summary of the findings obtained from the respondents on the nature of supervision in the directorate.

Possible solutions to improve supervision in the directorate are addressed in the recommendations. One of the recommendations is that the directorate should develop standardised supervisory guidelines.

University of Pretoria 2006

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