An Analysis of the Effects of a Self-InstructionalTraining Program on the Acquisition and Generalization of Social Behaviors in a Work Setting
Journal of the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps
This investigation examines the effects of a social skills training program using self-instructions in facilitating the acquisition and generalization of two social behaviors in a work setting. Specifically, this study examined the effects of the training package in increasing the percentages of initiations with a supervisor when employees ran out of work materials and/or needed assistance. The results indicated that the training effectively increased the percentages of occurrence in one or both of the target behaviors for all 5 participants. Furthermore, the training resulted in generalized responding across settings for all participants and maintained for up to 13 weeks. These results suggest the feasibility of a social skills training package using self-instructions to help persons with moderate and severe handicaps acquire, maintain, and generalize social behaviors in a work setting.
Agran, M., Salzberg, C. L., & Stowitschek, J. J. (1987). An analysis of the effects of a self-instructional training program on the acquisition and generalization of social behaviors in a work setting. The Journal of the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps, 12, 131-139.