ERIC Number: ED037652
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Reinforcement Management; An Approach to Motivating Army Trainees.
To study the effectiveness of reinforcement management (contigency management) as applied to a military program of instruction already in operation, 335 students in an Army clerk-typist course in which self-paced instruction is used were given points for successive approximations to desired learning behavior. The points were exchangeable later for varying lengths of time off. Only trainees of high initial typing skill were found to have been significantly affected by the experimental program. The selective impact of contingency management found in this population is examined in terms of present military conduct of self-paced instruction, and in terms of military management of motivation and training. (The document includes 66 references.) (Author/LY)
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Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA.