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ERIC Number: ED113614
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Helping the Disadvantaged Choose Their Own Behavior Models.
Hartlage, Lawrence C.
This project involved 50 members of a culturally disadvantaged group who had come to a neighborhood settlement house for help in obtaining and maintaining a job, and who were subsequently enrolled in a work preparation program at a large rehabilitation facility. The counselees were given the option of having or not having themselves videotaped during a number of simulated job interviews and trials; for the 44 who chose to be taped, their own behaviors were played back to them the day following each filming. No attempts to counsel the people were made, although many of them would, after watching themselves on tape, ask for advice about how they might go about being "more cool" in given situations. Following about 10 weeks of such playback experience, the majority of the counselees were able to get and hold jobs, and a six-month followup revealed that their chances of staying on a job were significantly better than those of another group of people from the same settlement house who had not been exposed to the opportunity to see a playback of their own behavior. Sepcifically, these individuals who had been afforded the opportunity to monitor their own behaiviors by videofeedback reported nearly 80 percent success in maintaining satisfactory vocational adjustment, while just over 50 percent of those who had not received this feedback were satisfactorily employed. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Orthopsychiatric Association (52nd, Washington, D.C., March 22-24, 1975)