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Information Sciences Letters

Information Sciences Letters

Abstract

This study aimed to identify the most important problems faced by students in the field of training. The problems addressed are limited to academic, organizational, guidance, and fieldwork institutions. The study adopted descriptive cross-sectional design to identify the difficulties experienced by students during specialization in sociology and Social Work. The study was conducted in media and humanities College at Ajman University. A random-sampling technique was used to recruit 130 male and female students enrolled in the academic year 2019-2020. The data was collected using 4-Point Likert scale questionnaire survey form and the collected data was analyzed using Statistical Package of Social Sciences version 22.0. Descriptive Statistical Analysis test was applied and represented through frequency and percentages whereas other findings were represented by arithmetic mean and standard deviation. Results indicated that majority of respondents were moderately satisfied with the level of performance of the faculty member in charge of training. Major lacking was in the form of unavailability of supervisors, insufficient resources and skilled trainers. It is recommended to select training institutions with the right potential to succeed the training process in terms of the appropriate capacity and adequate preparations for the reception of students. The study provides important information regarding the challenges met by students while conducting education in social work. Though training serves as an integral part of social work in the specialization of sociology, the remaining process of education depends upon the knowledge and skills of trainers that may cater challenges during the practical journey

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