Study of the values of the social workers in Bulgaria

Keywords: social work, values, PVQ, personal values.


The purpose of this article is to study the priority motivation values of the social workers in Bulgaria and the factors influencing them. The study covers 205 social workers, participating voluntarily and anonymously. The Schwartz questionnaire: The Portrait Values Questionnaire (PVQ) was used, adapted by Karandashev (2004). The factor influences between the most significantly manifested values of the social workers and the parameters age, sex, education, improvement of the qualification, work experience, choice of profession and need for specific knowledge and skills were verified. It has been found out that only the parameter ‘choice of profession’ has an influence on the value of “benevolence”. The results of the study show that the priority values of the social workers coincide with the mission and purpose of the social work and confirm the results of other researchers.


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Author Biographies

Krasimira Benkova, Trakia University, Bulgaria.

Professor at Faculty of Medicine, department of Medical psychology, Social work and foreign languages, Trakia University, Bulgaria.

Yavor Georgiev, Trakia University, Bulgaria.

Assistant professor at Faculty of Medicine, department of Medical psychology, Social work and foreign languages, Trakia University, Bulgaria.

Stanimira Raleva, Trakia University, Bulgaria.

PhD student at Faculty of Medicine, department of Medical psychology, Social work and foreign languages, Trakia University, Bulgaria.

Nadia Vlaeva, Trakia University, Bulgaria.

Chief assistant professor, Faculty of Medicine, department of Medical psychology, Social work and foreign languages, Trakia University, Bulgaria.

Tanya Taneva, Trakia University, Bulgaria.

Associated professor at Faculty of Economic, department of Social Sciences and Business Language Training, Trakia University, Bulgaria.


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How to Cite
Benkova, K., Georgiev, Y., Raleva, S., Vlaeva, N., & Taneva, T. (2021). Study of the values of the social workers in Bulgaria. Amazonia Investiga, 10(43), 96-104.