ERIC Number: ED270961
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Aug
Maintaining Work Rate of Youth with Severe Handicaps: The Effects of Self-Management. [Final Performance Report].
Mank, David Michael
The study employed self-monitoring and a strategy for self-solicitation of feedback to improve and maintain work performance in integrated job settings (two restaurants in Eugene, Oregon) with seven severely handicapped young adults. Self-monitoring procedures included counting and recording units of work completed and the amount of time spent working daily on assigned tasks. Ss were trained on a strategy for evaluating their rate of work performance on job tasks and for soliciting supervisor feedback. Analysis of task errors revealed consistent patterns of errors only on the task involving scrubbing pots and pans. Findings suggested that practitioners should establish a measurement system, create a self-monitoring system that is manageable by individual workers, establish a system for self-evaluation and self-solicitation of supervisor feedback, implement a self-solicitation procedure when a maintenance problem is present, and periodically check the accuracy of worker self-monitoring. A 17-page bibliography is appended. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene.
Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Oregon.