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ERIC Number: EJ835071
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 67
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 89
ISSN: ISSN-0160-8061
Behavioral Self-Monitoring of Safety and Productivity in the Workplace: A Methodological Primer and Quantitative Literature Review
Olson, Ryan; Winchester, Jamey
Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, v28 n1 p9-75 Apr 2008
Workplace applications of behavioral self-monitoring (BSM) methods have been studied periodically for over 35 years, yet the literature has never been systematically reviewed. Recent occupational safety interventions including BSM resulted in relatively large behavior changes. Moreover, BSM methods are functional for addressing a broad range of occupational health psychology topics. Studies (n = 24) where workers self-monitored productivity or safety behaviors were reviewed and scored along dimensions relevant to research and practice. For intervention conditions (n = 38), standardized effect sizes ranged from 0.2 to 14.5 (weighted average d = 2.8). The results encourage the use of BSM in workplace interventions, but the literature has insufficiently addressed the isolated and additive effects of BSM, worker involvement and individual differences, assessment applications, and theory testing and development. (Contains 2 notes, 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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