The Effects of Training, Goal Setting, and Knowledge of Results on Safe Behavior: A Component Analysis

Reber, Robert A.; Wallin, Jerry A.
September 1984
Academy of Management Journal;Sep84, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p544
Academic Journal
This study demonstrated the benefits of providing knowledge of results (KR) in addition to goal setting in a strategy to improve occupational safety in a farm machinery manufacturing firm. An analysis of variance (in a 56-week long multiple baseline investigation) revealed positive significant main effects for each of the interventions (safety rule training, goal setting, and KR).


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