Title

Behavioral ecology of a staff incentive program: Effects on absenteeism and resident disruptive behavior.

SelectedWorks Author Profiles:

V. Mark Durand

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1983

Date Issued

January 1983

Date Available

April 2013

ISSN

0145-4455

Abstract

The results of an analysis of a staff incentive program designed to decrease absenteeism (unscheduled leave) are presented. The staff of a unit at an institution for the retarded who were not absent for an entire month (i.e., did not use unscheduled leave) could earn eight hours of supervisor-scheduled leave. Using an ABAB design over 16 months, the results indicated a decrease in staff absenteeism under the incentive program. Also observed was a significant positive correlation between absenteeism and resident disruptive behavior. Disruption by the residents decreased during the incentive program. These results were maintained at a one year follow-up.

Comments

Abstract only. Full-text article is available only through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in Behavior Modification, 7, 165 181. doi: 10.1177/01454455830072003. Members of the USF System may access the full-text of the article through the authenticated link provided.

Language

en_US

Publisher

Sage

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
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