Successful Topic Ideas For A Dissertation On Social Work
The most important factor to consider when you choose a topic for your social work dissertation is your ambitions for employment. There is no doubt that your future employers will want to know what your major research project focused on. This is why you will have the title of the paper in your CV. However, these people rarely bother reading the dissertation itself.
Considering this, you can see that the very name of your paper should aim to impress the people who you want to work for in the future. It will be best to start with doing some research into these companies or institutions. This will allow you to learn what issues are the most prominent in their business. Focus your dissertation on providing a solution for one or more of these problems, and your chances of getting the job of your dreams will increase greatly.
Other factors that you need to consider are:
- Personal interest.
- Educational value.
Writing about something you really like will help with motivation and make your paper more impassionate.
Your paper must focus on an issue that is truly relevant for the field of study. Look into professional publications and determine what topics are the most prominent at the moment.
Remember that writing a dissertation is a lengthy process, so you need to try your hand in predicting the future. The topic you choose must also remain relevant by the time you complete the project.
A dissertation must fill some blank in the subject or offer a new and more progressive kind of a solution to an acknowledged problem. Without this, your research will not be considered valuable, so your project will fail.
Consider the following topic ideas for your social work dissertation:
- Healthcare experiences of people diagnosed with fibromyalgia.
- Culture-based activism and its role in the lives of Native Americans today.
- Opportunities of employment for survivors of domestic violence.
- A study of women who are married to sexually addicted men.
- Living with obsessive-compulsive disorder.
- Surviving abuse and reintegrating in society.
- Healthcare services for immigrants.
- Women leaders in communities.
- Supportive housing options for youth.
- Youth recidivism: causes and prevention.
- Healthcare for older women in (country of your choosing).
- A study of relationships with HIV positive people.
- Should therapists ask childhood sexual abuse victims about their thoughts on sex with children?
- Client satisfaction: how far should you take it?
- The influence of physical changes during adolescence on children’s psyche.
Our PhD students have researched a wide range of topics.
Goode, Rachel Woodsom (2017) The Feasibility of a Binge Eating Intervention in African-American Women who are Overweight or Obese.
Kim, Yoo Jung/YJK (2017) Longitudinal relationship between emotion regulation and aggressive behavior: The moderating effect of caregiving.
Kyere, Eric (2017) Examining the Relationships between Racial-Ethnic Socialization, Racial Identity, and African American Youth's Academic Outcomes: An Analysis with Implications for Social Work Research, Practice and Policy.
Queen, Courtney (2016) Female Genital Cutting/Mutilation: An Exploratory Study of the Psychological Health Outcomes in Tanzania
McCall, Janice (2016) An Examination of Gender-neutral and Gender-responsive Characteristics on Program Participation among Female State Prisoners.
Song, Hyun-a (2016) The Effects of Parents’ College Savings on College Attendance Among Students from Families with Low-Incomes: The Mediating Role of Parent’s Discussions about College with Their Children.
Bahorik, Amber The Longitudinal Impact of Intrinsic Motivation on Substance Use Severity in Schizophrenia and its Patterns in Men and Women
Bishop-Fitzpatrick, Lauren (2015) Social Functioning in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Role Of Biological Stress Response and Psychosocial Stress.
Hunsaker, Amanda E (2015) Biopsychosocial Factors Associated with Amyloid Imaging for Alzheimer's Disease.
Lim, Crystal The Influence of Illness Burden and Social Support on the Completion of Kidney Transplant Evaluation
Nguyen, Ngoc/N (2015) Factors Influencing Adolescent Alcohol and Marijuana Use: The Role Of Religiosity, School-Based Prevention Programs, Parental Influence, and Peer Influence.
Phillips, Chereese (2015) Assessing The Impact Of Maternal Stressors on the Occurrence of Child Neglect Among At-Risk Mothers.
Teixeira, Samantha "It seems like no one cares": Youth Perspectives on Housing Abandonment and Urban Blight
Choi, Eun Hee Racial/Ethnic Inequality Among Older Workers: Focusing on Whites, Blacks, and Latinos Within the Cumulative Advantage/Disadvantage Framework
Constance-Huggins, Monique TANF Entry and Exit in the Post Welfare Reform Era: The Contributions of Human Capital and Social Capital
Kim, Yoon Mi Linking Acculturation Patterns, Acculturative Stress, and Education Policies to Educational Competence Among Mexican-American Children
Schelbe, Lisa "Some Type of Way": An Ethnography of Youth Again Out of the Child Welfare System
Thomas, Tammy "Hey, Those are Teenagers and They are Doing Stuff": Youth Participation in Community Development
Friedline, Terri Predicting Savings From Adolescence to Young Adulthood: Early Access to Savings Leads to Improved Savings Outcome
Kim, Yoonmi The Effects of Acculturation, Perceived Discrimination, and Educational Policy on Educational Achievements Among Latino Youths
Kolivoski, Karen Patterns of Justice System Involvement Among Child-Welfare Involved Youth
Lee, Yeonjung Family Caregivers' Labor Force Participation and Financial Well-Being: A Longitudinal Study
Nam, Ilsung Effects of Economic Hardship on Complicated Grief
Weaver, Addie Is Family Therapy Effective, Acceptable, and Sustainable for Mothers and Children?: An Examination of Structural Family Therapy Implemented Within a Semi-rural Community Mental Health Setting
Breneman, Catherine Crawford Evaluation of the Implementation of the Mentoring Program for Behavioral Health Service Coordinators in Allegheny County
Carrick, Kathleen Rose A Comparison Among Healthcare Students at the University of Pittsburgh in Attitudes about Lesbians and Gay Men and Support for Lesbian and Gay Human Rights
Hackman, Ruthanne Immigrant Elder Women and Their Long-Term Care Planning
Jung, Hyunzee Attitude, Associates and Recidivism: Relationship Patterns Among Allegheny County Jail Ex-Inmates
Kanno, Hanae Hidden Victims in Social Work Practice with Traumatized Populations: Predictive Factors of Secondary Traumatic Stress for Social Workers in New York City
Mallinger, Gayle M. Placing Children in Need with Gay and Lesbian Couples: Influences on Placement Decisions
Smith, Mary Lindsey Just one more: An examination of the prevalence, correlates, and consequences of concurrent alcohol and medication use in older adults
Block, Azadeh Masalehdan Exploring Barriers to Outpatient Adolescent Therapeutic Interventions
Eack, Shaun Michael Social Cognition and Social Disability in Schizophrenia: The Role of Emotional Intelligence
Heo, Jeongim Grace The Role of Religious Coping in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving
Sarteschi, Christine Marie Assessing the Effectiveness of Mental Health Courts: A Meta-Analysis of Clinical and Recidivism Outcomes
Singer, Jonathan B. Mothers Seeking Mental Health Services for their Children: A Qualitative Analysis of Pathways to Care
Conner, Kyaien O. Mental Health Treatment Seeking Among Older Adults with Depression: The Impact of Stigma and Race
Gilkey, So'Nia L. Shelter as Sanctuary: A Narrative Inquiry of the Experience of Homelessness
Gjesfjeld, Christopher D. Economic Hardship, Social Support, and Maternal Depression: A Test of the Social Support Deterioration Model
McCabe, Elizabeth Blocher Predictors of Readmission in Hospitalized Anorexia Nervosa Patients
Mohanty, Jayashree Ethnic Socialization, Identity Development, and Psychological Adjustment in International Adoptees as Adolescents and Young Adults
Santhouse, Robin Correlates of Service Utilization and Adherence to Dietary and Exercise Modifications in a Sample of Women Before and After Bariatric Surgery
Baker, Parris J. Self-Efficacy, Co-Parenting Relationship, and Parent Satisfaction: Variables that Predict Paternal Involvement by Non-Custodial Fathers
Bell, Melissa M. Barriers in the Provision of Family Planning From Social Workers to their Clients
Bulcke, Gina Identifying Barriers to Treatment Among Women Gamblers
Davis-Jones, Latika Psychological Dysfunction, Drug Treatment Engagement and HIV Risk Behavior Among Methadone Maintained Clients
Fisher, Mary Anne Social Support for the HIV+ Client: A Comparison of the Effectiveness of Traditional Versus Volunteer Case Management Intervention
Kim, Jean-ie Mothers' Depression and Parenting Efficacy Among Economically Disadvantaged Korean Women: Test of a Mediation Model
Peters, Solveig S. Relations Among Interparental Relationship Quality, Maternal Depressive Symptoms, Parenting in the Home Environment, and Pre-School Child Behavior in African American, Low-Income, Single-Mother Families
Pivetz, George Retirement, Control, and the Challenges of Aging
Woodcock, Karen Mental health Help-Seeking: Attitudes and Experiences of Female Victims of Intimate Partner Violence
Ford, Angela A. Exploring Health Behavior in Older Black Women
Hart, Carol L. Post-traumatic Stress Symptomatology in Aging Combat Veterans: The Direct and Buffering Effects of Stress and Social Support
Trunzo, Annette C. Engagement, Parenting Skills, and Parent-Child Relations as Mediators of the Relationship Between Parental Self-Efficacy and Treatment Outcomes for Children with Conduct Problems
Fevola, Antonio V. The Impact of Services Integration: Outcomes in Two Early Intervention Programs
Grater. Joyce J. The Impact of Health Care Provider Communication on Self-Efficacy and Caregiver Burden in Older Spousal Oncology Caregivers
Kaijage, Theresa J. Factors Influencing Adherence to HIV/AIDS Treatment and Prevention Among People Living with HIV/AIDS in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
Lee, Bongjae Alcohol-Induced Stress and Social Support as Influences of the Adult Substance Abuser's Health and Well-Being
Lichtenwalter, Sara The Relationship Between Auto Ownership and Employment Outcomes: Race and Gender Variations
McDonough, Kathleen E. Internal EAPs and the low-wage Worker: Practitioners' Perceptions of Services
Momper, Sandra L. Maternal Gambling, Parenting in the Home Environment, and Child Outcomes in Native American Families
Stevenson, Andre P. Barriers Affecting Women's Ability to Make the Transition from Welfare to Work in a Rural Community
Aurand, Beverly Access to Health Care for Uninsured Women
Hilko, Tamara Lynn The Impact of the Permanency Planning Process on Achieving Permanency for Children Active in a County Children and Youth Agency
John-Langba, Johannes The Relationship of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) to Sexual-Risk Behavior Among Refugee Women in Botswana: The Medicating Role of Depression
Lee, Jee-Sook Intergenerational Conflict, Ethnic Identity, and Their Influences on Problem Behaviors Among Korean American Adolescents
Little, Stacey Understanding the Sociological Factors of Poverty and Their Impact on Prenatal Care Utilization Among Low-Income Women
Oh, Yunjin The Role and Effect of Psychosocial Resources and Gender Differences in Caregiving Stress
Ohmer, Mary Louise Citizen Participation and its Effects in Neighborhood Organizations: The Influence of Perceived Organizational Characteristics and Effectiveness
Renzeli, Cara Parental Participation in Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment: Predictions and Outcomes
Richel, Carrie Child Outcomes in Community Mental Health: Effects of Maternal Mental Health Status
Smith, Christine Correlates of Burnout Among Providers Who Serve the Homeless
Stork, Elizabeth P. Analyzing Decision Making: Women Seeking Shelter from Intimate Partner Violence
Daniel, Jerry Survey of Clinicians' Perception of Inmates' Satisfaction with Mental Health Services
Frank, Marsha Factors Influencing Belief in the Validity of Delayed Trauma Memory
Knudsen, Kraig The Diffusion of an Evidence-Based Practice: A Case Study of High and Low Adopters of Assertive Community Treatment
Lowe, Tony Management Practices as a Factor in Male Social Workers Increased Exposure to Client-Related Violence in Mental Health Service
Lynch, Mark T. The Effects of Research Training and Research Efficacy on Empirical Research Productivity by Practicing Social Workers
Modie-Moroka, Tirelo Community and Individual Life Stressors, Health Status and Social Capital: A Study of Low-Income Areas in Francistown City, Botswana
Slawinski, Tonya The Intensive Case Manager/Client Relationship: Understanding the Factors Influencing Boundary Development and Compliance
Stubenbort, Karen The Effectiveness of Intervention for Maltreated Preschoolers: An Attachment Theory Perspective
Breitenstein, Larry Managed Care Effects on the Reporting and Substantiation of Child Abuse and Neglect
Faber, John HIV Prevention and Sexually-Active, High Risk Young People: A Collaborative and Empowering Approach to Intervention
Friedman, Mark Gender-Role Nonconformity, Bullying, and Suicidal Behavior Among Gay and Bisexual Adolescents
Leahy, Dean Improving the Organ Donation Process: Can Social Work Help?
Lindsey, Michael Social Network Influences on African-American Adolescents' Use of Mental Health Services
Bonach, Kathryn The Mediating Role of Forgiveness in the Relationship Between Post-Divorce Cognitive Processes and Co-Parenting Quality: A Context, Process, Outcome Model
Manfred Gilham, Jerry Jo Use of an Orientation Engagement Strategy to Enhance the Therapeutic Alliance with a Child's Caregiver
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Schutz, William A Nationwide Study of Goal Attainment Among Health Resources and Services Administration-Funded Traumatic Brain Injury State Demonstration Grantees
Winter, Elizabeth The Impact of Childhood Maltreatment and Co-Morbidity on Depression Treatment Response in Adult Women
Montrose, Deborah Children and Adolescents at Risk for Schizophrenia: Influence of Familial Expressed Emotion
Robinson, Bonnie The Impact of Gender Role Adherence, Gender Role Stress, and Sexist Attitudes on Violence Against Women
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