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Effectiveness of Self-Monitoring Interventions

Title: Effectiveness of Self-Monitoring Interventions: The Effects on Safe Bus Operation.
Name(s): Jackson, Austin Kaye, author
Bailey, Jon S., professor directing thesis
Berler, Ellen, committee member
Brigham, Jack, committee member
Welsh, Tom, committee member
Department of Psychology, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2003
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Self-monitoring has been employed in a variety of settings including residential care facilities, schools, and weight loss clinics to change the performance of employees, teachers, students, and others. The nature of self-monitoring makes it particularly well suited as a staff management procedure for the lone worker. The current study employed a multiple baseline across participants to investigate the effects of self-monitoring and conspicuous observation on the safe bus operation of 8 city coach operators. The introduction of self-monitoring resulted in a 57% increase in complete stopping for all participants that faded after an average of 7 sessions for 6 of the 8 participants. The addition of conspicuous observers produced an additional 24% improvement for all participants – all of which reached 100% correct on at least one occasion during this phase. Results of the present investigation indicate that self-monitoring may serve as an effective behavioral intervention to increase short-term performance, but additional interventions may be required to produce sustained behavior change.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-3834 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Psychology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science.
Degree Awarded: Fall Semester, 2003.
Date of Defense: February 21, 2003.
Keywords: Safety, Lone Worker, Behavio, r Behavior-Based Safety, Driver, Transportation, Bus
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Jon S. Bailey, Professor Directing Thesis; Ellen Berler, Committee Member; Jack Brigham, Committee Member; Tom Welsh, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Psychology
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Owner Institution: FSU

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Jackson, A. K. (2003). Effectiveness of Self-Monitoring Interventions: The Effects on Safe Bus Operation. Retrieved from