Date of Award


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy



First Advisor

Dr. Richard W. Malott

Second Advisor

Dr. Dale Brethower

Third Advisor

Dr. Norman Peterson

Fourth Advisor

Dr. Joel Bowman


Many organizations have a frequent need for employee training, and thus spend substantial sums of money on training. In an attempt to develop a model training program for use in such organizations, a self-contained videotape program was tested for its cost-effectiveness. It included rules describing the tasks, prerecorded videotapes showing correct and incorrect performance of those tasks, and score sheets for use by trainees while scoring the appropriateness of those performances.

The program produced significantly more task improvement than did lecture and discussion. The written and videotape components improved performance regardless of which was presented first. Once the skills were learned, they transferred from the training to the work situation. Furthermore, high levels of trainee performance maintained throughout a two-week follow-up phase. The tasks in this particular application were one-to-one tutoring techniques for working with handicapped pupils.

Access Setting

Dissertation-Open Access