Author

Suarez

Date of Award

12-1981

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

Dr. Dale Brethower

Second Advisor

Dr. John Nangle

Third Advisor

Dr. Norman Peterson

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of informational data on employee attendance in an industrial setting. It was believed that knowledge of attendance rates would encourage employees to improve their attendance. An average of 50 male employees ranging from 22 to 55 years of age were included in the study. The procedure involved the implementation of publicly posted graphs which displayed attendance rates for the total department and each shift according to an ABA reversal design. Attendance rates were calculated and graphs updated each week by the department's superintendent. In addition, a brief questionnaire was distributed to assess employee perceptions of absenteeism in the department. Results indicated that publicly posted informational data alone may not lead to significant increases in attendance.

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