ERIC Number: EJ413197
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Reducing Direct-Care Staff Absenteeism: Effects of a Combined Reinforcement and Punishment Procedure.
Briggs, Renee M.
Mental Retardation, v28 n3 p163-68 Jun 1990
Absenteeism of 130 direct-care staff in a residential facility for developmentally disabled persons was reduced by 27 percent through positive reinforcement for reliable attendance and punishment (progressive discipline) for attendance abuse. Reduced absenteeism was maintained for 12 months and overtime was reduced, but staff turnover increased. (Author/JDD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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