Title

Increasing seating opportunities using a behavioral prompt

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2001

Department

Psychology

Abstract

The present study used a sign to increase the number of pushed in chairs within 2 sections of an undergraduate educational psychology course at a university in the southeastern United States. This may have increased the opportunity for students with mobility limitations to select from a wider variety of seating. After posting a sign, at least 20% more chairs were pushed in across each section, Following removal of the sign, chairs continued to be pushed in at a level consistent with intervention. Compared with other studies that have used signs to effect change, the fact that the same population of users was exposed to the sign may explain the discrepant results in the literature regarding level of behavioral persistence after signs had been withdrawn. Cost efficiency, support for using a behavioral prompt, and future research is discussed. (C) 2001 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.

Publication Title

JOURNAL OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT

Volume

21

Issue

2

First Page

99

Last Page

109