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The discussion of behavioral principles in JOBM
Journal of Organizational Behavior Management
  • Matthew P. Normand, University of the Pacific
  • Barbara Bucklin, Western Michigan University
  • John Austin, Western Michigan University
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We addressed the inclusion of behavioral analyses in the research and case study articles published in the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management (JOBM) over the past 5 years (1992–1997). The amount of behavior analysis included in JOBM articles appears to be greater than that found in JABA in the early 1980s. However, the presence of such analyses in JOBM can still be increased. Further, a significant number of articles do not mention how the particular intervention was chosen to address a specific organizational problem. This lack of a functional assessment makes it difficult for readers to decide if a proposed intervention is applicable to a situation with which they might be dealing. Additionally, we reviewed articles and examined the range of those behavioral principles discussed and found little diversity among the principles used. This paper serves to address some of the problems and ramifications associated with this separation and to offer suggestions as to how this situation could be improved.
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Matthew P. Normand, Barbara Bucklin and John Austin. "The discussion of behavioral principles in JOBM" Journal of Organizational Behavior Management Vol. 19 Iss. 3 (1999) p. 45 - 56 ISSN: 0160-8061
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