Do the components of strengths-based supervision enhance child welfare workers' satisfaction with supervision?

Cynthia Lietz, Francie J. Julien-Chinn

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations


An online survey was administered to all child welfare specialists in one urban region (N = 427) to examine which aspects of supervision predicted higher levels of satisfaction. The specific supervisory processes that were measured included the components that make up strengths-based supervision, a model that was developed for child welfare settings. Findings indicate that all but one of the components predicted higher levels of satisfaction with supervision, lending support to these specific practices and to the overall model. The most important predictor is supervisor support, corroborating previous research. Findings offer implications for practice suggesting implementing strengths-based supervision may be one way to enhance supervision satisfaction. Enhancing individual components such as level of supervisor support is also indicated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)146-155
Number of pages10
JournalFamilies in Society
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2017


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

Cite this