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ERIC Number: EJ1033903
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8855
Monetary Incentives to Reinforce Engagement and Achievement in a Job-Skills Training Program for Homeless, Unemployed Adults
Koffarnus, Mikhail N.; Wong, Conrad J.; Fingerhood, Michael; Svikis, Dace S.; Bigelow, George E.; Silverman, Kenneth
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v46 n3 p582-591 Fall 2013
The current study examined whether monetary incentives could increase engagement and achievement in a job-skills training program for unemployed, homeless, alcohol-dependent adults. Participants (n?=?124) were randomized to a no-reinforcement group (n?=?39), during which access to the training program was provided but no incentives were given; a training reinforcement group (n?=?42), during which incentives were contingent on attendance and performance; or an abstinence and training reinforcement group (n?=?43), during which incentives were contingent on attendance and performance, but access was granted only if participants demonstrated abstinence from alcohol. Abstinence and training reinforcement and training reinforcement participants advanced further in training and attended more hours than no-reinforcement participants. Monetary incentives were effective in promoting engagement and achievement in a job-skills training program for individuals who often do not take advantage of training programs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHHS)
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IES Grant or Contract Numbers: R01 AA12154|T32 DA007209