JOURNAL OF BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF AERONAUTICS AND A ›› 2014, Vol. 27 ›› Issue (6): 15-20.DOI: 10.13766/j.bhsk.1008-2204.2014.0402

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Structure and Analysis of Professional Social Workers'Vocational Identity:a Case Study of Beijing

Yang Xuhua, Yang Rui   

  1. School of Labor Economics, Capital University of Economics and Business, Beijing 100070, China
  • Received:2014-08-22 Online:2014-11-25 Published:2014-11-21


Based on the national long-term talent development plan in demand for professional social workers, the paper uses quantitative analysis method from the perspective of vocational identity and puts forward a four-dimension structure of professional social workers'vocational identity: vocational values, vocational emotions, vocational skills and vocational expectations. The paper also discusses symbols and opportunities of the vocational identity through in-depth interviews, with some proposals for the long-term career development of this group: increasing publicity to enhance value, regularly communicating to enhance emotion, strengthening training to improve skills and clearing vision to meet expectations.

Key words: professional social workers, vocational identity, vocational values, vocational emotions, vocational skills, vocational expectations

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