A Further Evaluation of Response Cards: Teaching Direct Care Staff Basic Behavioral Principles

Samantha L. Hardesty, Melissa M. McIvor, Leaora L. Wagner, Louis P. Hagopian, Lynn G. Bowman

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Numerous studies have demonstrated the efficacy of response cards for teaching students in educational settings; however, the effectiveness of response cards has yet to be examined in organizational settings where such strategies may be very useful (i.e., in staff training). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the utility of response cards during in-service training to teach basic behavioral principles to direct care staff working in a human service setting. Results indicated that individuals who received the response card training participated more during training and were able to retain more information over time relative to those who received a standard in-service training.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)156-164
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Organizational Behavior Management
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2014



  • human services
  • in-services
  • organizational behavior management
  • response cards
  • staff training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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