ERIC Number: ED327772
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Strategies and Policies in Employee Assistance Programs.
This document describes and examines effective policies that companies have adopted in developing Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) to address personal problems of employees, with a specific focus on substance abuse. Chapter 1 introduces the topic, states the problem, indicates the purpose of the study, denotes the limitations, defines important terms, and describes the procedures used to gather data from a search of the literature in the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) and ALICE systems in the Alden Library at Ohio University. Chapter 2 contains a review of the literature, categorized under the following topics: (1) costs and prevalence of substance abuse in the workplace; (2) the history and evolution of present day EAPs; (3) the policies and procedures that various companies implement in designing an EAP; (4) the treatment strategies used by EAPs; and (5) the criteria and methods used in evaluating EAPs, and how this evaluation relates to their success. Chapter 3 briefly summarizes the literature on EAPs; discusses the research questions, based on the literature review; notes the limitations of the study; and provides a conclusion and offers recommendations for further research. Twenty-two references are included. (TE)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.Ed. Seminar Paper, Ohio University.