Table I: Crime Victim Assistance Self-Efficacy Survey Responses (n = 1,497)  
  Item
na
%b
 
  I am confident in my ability to help victims of crime through the criminal justice system.      
    Strongly agree
178
11.9
 
    Agree
229
15.3
 
    Somewhat agree
475
31.7
 
    Disagree
399

26.7

 
    Totally disagree
207
13.8
 
  I am capable of identifying victims of violent crime in my caseload.      
    Strongly agree
365
24.4
 
    Agree
439
29.3
 
    Somewhat agree
479
32.0
 
    Disagree
151

10.1

 
    Totally disagree
 59
  3.9
 
  I am capable of helping trauma survivors.      
    Strongly agree
431
28.8
 
    Agree
474
31.7
 
    Somewhat agree
417
27.9
 
    Disagree
130

   8.7

 
    Totally disagree
 40
   2.7
 
  I am capable of helping child witnesses to violent crimes.      
    Strongly agree
254
17.0
 
    Agree
297
19.8
 
    Somewhat agree
400
26.7
 
    Disagree
325

21.7

 
    Totally disagree
215
14.4
 
  I am capable of helping persons who have survived terrorist actions such as bombings or multiple shootings.      
    Strongly agree
139
  9.3
 
    Agree
230
15.4
 
    Somewhat agree
412
27.5
 
    Disagree
387

25.9

 
    Totally disagree
326
21.8
 
  I am capable of identifying elder abuse.      
    Strongly agree
435
29.1
 
    Agree
502
33.5
 
    Somewhat agree
390
26.1
 
    Disagree
122

   8.1

 
    Totally disagree
  42
  2.8
 
  I am prepared to help clients write victim impact statements.      
    Strongly agree
158
10.6
 
    Agree
270
18.0
 
    Somewhat agree
322
21.5
 
    Disagree
400

26.7

 
    Totally disagree
344
23.0
 
  I am capable of helping my clients apply for crime victim compensation benefits.      
    Strongly agree
257
17.2
 
    Agree
291
19.4
 
    Somewhat agree
368
24.6
 
    Disagree
327

21.8

 
    Totally disagree
252
16.8
 
  I am capable of assisting my clients with safety planning.      
    Strongly agree
401
26.8
 
    Agree
411
27.5
 
    Somewhat agree
432
28.9
 
    Disagree
174

11.6

 
    Totally disagree
  66
  4.4
 
           
 
a. Not all respondents answered all questions.
b. Percentages may not add to 100 because of rounding.
 

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The Victim Assistance Field and the Profession of Social Work
March 2006