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ERIC Number: EJ901164
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1554-2998
Improving Survey Response Rates of School Counselors: Comparing the Use of Incentives
Bauman, Sheri
Journal of School Counseling, v5 n3 2007
This article examines the effectiveness of incentives in improving survey response rates of school counselors and compares the findings with those of previously researched populations. A $1 cash incentive increased response rates for a one-wave mailing of a questionnaire, while a raffle opportunity did not. The number and length of optional comments did not differ by incentive condition. These results are viewed in the context of theoretical perspectives for understanding mailed questionnaire response decisions. (Contains 1 figure.)
Journal of School Counseling. Montana State University, College of Education, Health and Human Development, P.O. Box 172940, Bozeman, MT 59717. Tel: 406-994-4133; Fax: 406-994-1854; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A