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Date of Award

1976

Document Type

Thesis - Pacific Access Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Department

Graduate Studies

First Advisor

Tom Allison

First Committee Member

Roger Katz

Second Committee Member

Martin T. Gipson

Third Committee Member

Mary Lynn Young

Abstract

Prompts and instructions and reinforcer-sampling procedures were used in an attempt to increase recreational activity attendance of eight former mental patients in a community setting. A multiple baseline design with a reversal component was used to assess the effectiveness of the procedures. Data indicated that there was no increase in the time subjects spent outside of their residential facility, or in the number of recreational activities they attended in the community. There was an increase in the variety of the activities attended, but this increase was not maintained. Future research suggestions for increasing activity attendance are offered, including the effects of exposure to activities with friends and increasing the time spent in reinforcer-sampling activities.

Pages

59

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