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ERIC Number: ED170653
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Effects of Site Visits on Innovation Adoption.
Fleischer, Mitchell
An attempt to increase adoption of the Community Lodge program through the use of a site visit was investigated. The sample of 24 state mental hospitals agreed to have a workshop about the Lodge. At the conclusion of the workshop, 12 of the hospitals were told they would have the opportunity to send one staff member on an expense-paid site visit, to occur within about one month after the workshop. A cluster analysis indicated that: (1) three months after the workshop, uncertainty was significantly lower among staff at site visit hospitals; (2) program adoption did not increase after one year of follow-up; and (3) both uncertainty and discussion about the program were highly related to movement toward adoption. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August, 1978)