Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Dr. Heather M. McGee
Dr. Alyce M. Dickinson
Dr. Douglas A. Johnson
Dr. Laura Methot
functional assessment, performance assessment, performance analysis, organizational behavior, pre-intervention assessment
The primary purpose of this study was to compare the recommendation outcomes of two commonly utilized functional assessment tools in the field of Organizational Behavior Management (OBM): the Performance Diagnostic Checklist (PDC) and the Performance Flowchart. Recommendations made using these tools fell into one of three categories: antecedent-based, consequence-based, and uncategorized interventions. In order to assess the recommendations resulting from each of these tools, participants were trained to either (a) play the role of a manager with an organizational issue, or (b) play the role of a performance consultant. A between-groups design was utilized in which performance consultants used either the PDC or Performance Flowchart, depending upon their group, to analyze the organizational issue presented by a manager.
The results of this study indicated no distinct difference between the recommendations resulting from the PDC and Performance Flowchart. Both tools resulted in a higher percentage of antecedent-based recommendations than consequence-based recommendations.
Bechtel, Nathan T., "A Systematic Comparison of Functional Assessment Outcomes in Organizational Behavior Management" (2018). Dissertations. 3344.