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NCJ Number: 136157 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Motivating Correctional Staff, Final Test
Corporate Author: American Correctional Assoc
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: American Correctional Assoc
Alexandria, VA 22314
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Publication Number: ISBN 0-929310-67-5
Sale Source: American Correctional Assoc
206 N. Washington St., Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Instructional Material (Programmed)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The final test is presented for a correspondence course devised by the American Correctional Association to help correctional managers and supervisors motivate staff to be productive. Course topics range from pinpointing behavior and analyzing poor performance to using positive reinforcement and getting rid of undesirable behavior.
Abstract: The first took of the course examines the impact of attitudes on motivation, pinpointing behavior, and using goals to motivate staff. The second book looks at recordkeeping, the analysis of poor performance, and the conduct of coaching interviews. The third book covers using positive reinforcement, giving recognition, getting rid of undesirable behavior, and disciplining staff. In covering all these areas, the final test includes 50 multiple choice questions worth 2 points each, for a possible total of 100 points. The correctional manager must score at least 80 percent to qualify for a certificate of completion and receive 40 hours of inservice training credit. The self-instructional format of the course enables correctional managers to study during their free time and work at their own pace.
Main Term(s): Corrections management training; Motivation
Index Term(s): Behavior modification; Correctional staff management; Discipline; Personnel performance interviews; Productivity
Note: See NCJ-136154, NCJ-136155, and NCJ-136156 for Books I, II, and III, respectively.
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