The Goal-Attainment Scale: An Instructional Guide for the Delivery of Social Reinforcement

Richard M. Steinbook, Alan F. Jacobson, James C. Mosher, Donald L. Davies

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

14 Scopus citations

Abstract

Goal-attainment scaling, a method for evaluating treatment programs, has been reported to benefit therapeutic encounters. In order to evaluate its effect on staff therapeutic behavior, raters were trained to rate the appropriateness of inpatient behavior and the staffs' responses to it. General distribution of the goal-attainment scale on a psychiatric inpatient unit influenced the delivery of positive social reinforcement for appropriate behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)923-926
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of General Psychiatry
Volume34
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'The Goal-Attainment Scale: An Instructional Guide for the Delivery of Social Reinforcement'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this