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ERIC Number: EJ835080
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 90
ISSN: ISSN-0160-8061
An Analysis of Organizational Behavior Management Research in Terms of the Three-Contingency Model of Performance Management
Weatherly, Nicholas L.; Malott, Richard W.
Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, v28 n4 p260-285 Nov 2008
The three-contingency model of performance management (Malott, 1992, 1993, 1999) was used to analyze interventions in the "Journal of Organizational Behavior Management (JOBM)" from the years 1990 through 2005 (Volume 11[1]-Volume 25[4]). The current article extends previous reviews (Malott, Shimamune, & Malott, 1992; Otto & Malott, 2004) by assessing how behavior analysts have applied this level of analysis in the description of interventions and the importance of this conceptual precision when describing maintaining variables. All 48 studies meeting criteria for inclusion in the current article involved indirect-acting contingencies with outcomes too delayed to reinforce the causal response. Only 17 of the 24 articles that described the performance-management contingencies described them correctly in terms of the maintaining behavioral mechanisms. (Contains 11 notes, 4 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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