Social Work and Social Change: A Profile of the Activist Social Workers in Hong Kong These are the main findings of a questionnaire research exploring work attitudes of social workers in Hong Kong. Social work activism was used as the theme for discussion about the relationship between social work and social change. The research identified a fairly strong support of the use of non-institutionalised conflict strategies for social change amongst Hong Kong's social workers. Those social workers who perceived their working responsibility as organising client groups by the use of contest and disruptive tactics, a non-institutionalised conflict strategy, were not penalised for their commitment to social change; and they were equally satisfied with their job and career prospects as their fellow members of the profession. This manuscript looks into the professional, agency and societal contexts for the explanation of the unprejudiced environment for activist social workers, and further explores the prospect of social workers as social advocates in Hong Kong.
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