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Evaluating the performance improvement preferences of disability service managers: An exploratory study using Gilbert’s Behavior Engineering model

Wooderson, J, Cuskelly, M ORCID: 0000-0001-9986-9985 and Meyer, K 2017 , 'Evaluating the performance improvement preferences of disability service managers: An exploratory study using Gilbert’s Behavior Engineering model' , Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, vol. 30, no. 4 , pp. 661-671 , doi: 10.1111/jar.12260.

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Abstract

Background: Front-line managers play an important role in managing the performance of staff working in services for people with intellectual disability, but little is known about the practices they prefer to use to improve staff performance and whether these align with what research has shown to be effective.Method: This study comprised two phases. First, the present authors tested the validity and reliability of a short questionnaire designed to evaluate managers’ preferences for performance improvement practices. Then, the present authors collected and analysed responses from 175 managers working in disability services in Queensland, Australia.Results: The questionnaire demonstrated good content validity, concurrent validity and test–retest reliability. The participants believed strategies related to changing employee individual characteristics to be more effective than strategies aimed at improving environmental factors.Conclusions: This study provides important considerations regarding the professional development needs of front-line managers working in organizations that provide services to people with intellectual disability.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Wooderson, J and Cuskelly, M and Meyer, K
Keywords: developmental disability, intellectual disability, performance improvement, staff management, staff performance
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd
ISSN: 1360-2322
DOI / ID Number: 10.1111/jar.12260
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Copyright 2016 John Wiley & Sons Ltd

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