Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.


46th Annual Convention; Online; 2020

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Poster Session #223
OBM Sunday Poster Session
Sunday, May 24, 2020
1:00 PM–3:00 PM
63. Behavior-Based Safety: The Difference Between Immediate and Delayed Feedback on Safe Performances
Area: OBM; Domain: Applied Research
MARIA GATTI (Association for the Advancement of Radical Behavior Analysis), Gianluca Aldo Ghezzi (Association for the Advancement of Radical Behavior Analysis), Anna Losi (AARBA), Giuliana Spirito (AARBA)
Discussant: Byron J. Wine (The Faison Center)

One of the main steps of the Behaviour-Based Safety protocol is feedback delivery. Although the effectiveness of feedback in improving performances is widely supported, there are only a few studies regarding the importance of timing in feedback delivery processes. Is there a difference based on the temporal placement of feedback on workers’ performances? What’s the effectiveness of different temporal locations of feedback? In order to answer these questions, an experimental research was conducted in a manufactural factory: operational lines and warehouses of 2 different plants of Mitsubishi located in Pavia (Italy) were subjected to immediate feedback (i.e. post performance) or delayed feedback (i.e. during the weekly safety meeting). The results showed that both immediate and delayed feedback increased the percentage of safe performances carried out by workers. However, weekly feedback was more effective as it led to a higher number of safe operations than immediate feedback and in a shorter time.

64. A New Safety Measure for Workers: Location Identification Using Information and Communication Techonology Devices
Area: OBM; Domain: Applied Research
SHOKEN SHIMIZU (National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Japan), Koichi Ono (Komazawa University), Christoph F. Bördlein (University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt), Rieko Hojo (National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health)
Discussant: Byron J. Wine (The Faison Center)

We have examined the effectiveness of a safety support system with different dimensions. The system was newly established in our laboratory and was named the Safeguarding Supportive System (SSS). We focused on measurement of locations of workers and machines at a few industrial sites in Japan. In the present study, the location between single worker and single machine was identified, measured, compared and analyzed with different kinds of ICT devices. In experiments 1, 2 and 3, location identifications between a single worker and a single machine, between several workers and a single machine, and several workers and several machines were accomplished, respectively. All results showed that ICT devices contribute to support workers’ safety behavior. The results of the present study suggested that optimal usage of adequate ICT devices would help collaborative safety with workers and machines. Now we are planning to use laser camera in three-dimensional work spaces.

66. An Analysis of Treatment Integrity Reporting in Behavior Analysis in Practice
Area: OBM; Domain: Theory
ERIK SWANSON GODINEZ (California State University, Sacramento), Galan Falakfarsa (California State University, Sacramento), Denys Brand (California State University, Sacramento), Lea Jones (California State University, Sacramento), Deborah Christine Richardson (California State University, Sacramento), Colin Wills (California State University, Sacramento)
Discussant: Byron J. Wine (The Faison Center)
Abstract: Treatment integrity (TI) is the extent to which procedures are implemented in a manner consistent with their prescribed protocols and is important for drawing accurate conclusions about functional relations between treatments and changes in behavior. Despite its importance, behavior analytic journals rarely report TI data. The purpose of this review was to investigate how often the behavior analytic journal Behavior Analysis in Practice (BAP) report TI data. We reviewed all studies published in BAP from 2008 through 2018 (n = 367). Studies included in the review had to be experimental and have a method section. One hundred and forty eight studies (40.3%) were included for analysis. Of the 148 studies included, 65 (43.9%) reported TI data despite all studies operationally defining the independent variables. Conversely, 91.9% (n = 136) of studies reported interobserver agreement scores. The results showed that the percentage of studies reporting TI in BAP is consistent with findings from similar reviews across different journals. More research is needed to determine the exact reasons why TI data are not more frequently reported across behavior analytic journals.
68. The Effects of Performance Feedback on Organizational Citizenship Behavior: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Area: OBM; Domain: Theory
MARCO TAGLIABUE (OsloMet), Sigridur Soffia Sigurjonsdottir (Oslo Metropolitan University), Ingunn Sandaker (Oslo Metropolitan University/ OsloMet)
Discussant: Byron J. Wine (The Faison Center)
Abstract: In an increasingly complex organizational scenario, performance feedback represents a requisite for retention and development. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis is to explore the direct relationship between feedback and organizational citizenship behaviour (OCB). Job satisfaction is one of the antecedents to OCB and discretionary effort is central to the definitions of OCB. Searches were conducted in relevant databases, collecting and consolidating results from peer-reviewed studies that reported measures of feedback and OCB of full-time workers. 15 studies, containing 21 measurement instances, met the inclusion criteria and the quality appraisal. The results are presented both as general findings from the meta-analysis and descriptive results. The average effect size of the measures of correlation between performance feedback and OCB was weak (radj = .28, CI = .21 - .34). Notably, studies reporting feedback properties featured weaker correlations to OCB than studies reporting feedback frequencies. Findings are discussed in light of a perspective of complexity: namely, the role of feedback on determining and sustaining functional extra-role organisational behaviour. Further research is needed to explore what type of feedback (positive or negative), how often (frequency), and in which way (properties) feedback is most effective in order to positively affect OCB levels.
69. Prolific Authors in the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management: Where Else Do They Publish?
Area: OBM; Domain: Theory
DAVIS SIMMONS (University of Florida), Nicholas Matey (University of Florida ), Andressa Sleiman (Univeristy of Florida ), Nicole Gravina (University of Florida)
Discussant: Byron J. Wine (The Faison Center)
Abstract: Sleiman et al. (under review) identified the top 20 most published authors in the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management. The goal of the current paper is to extend these findings to identify other publication outlets where prolific organizational behavior management (OBM) researchers publish. This information can be used to inform OBM researchers and practitioners of other journals to read and other publication avenues for OBM articles. Journals within behavior analysis (e.g., Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis) and outside of behavior analysis (e.g., Safety Science) are included.



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