The Impact of Training and Staff Attributions on Staff Practice in Learning Disability Services: A Pilot Study

McKenzie, Karen, Sharp, Kirstin, Paxton, Donna and Murray, George (2002) The Impact of Training and Staff Attributions on Staff Practice in Learning Disability Services: A Pilot Study. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 6 (3). pp. 239-251. ISSN 1744-6295

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1469004702006003034

Abstract

The present study examines the impact of a training course which has previously been found to significantly increase the knowledge of staff working in learning disability services on staff attributions and practice. No significant changes were found in staff (n = 39) attributional dimensions following training. However, a decrease in the use of the attributional category ‘communication deficit’ was found 8 weeks after training. Staff rated their knowledge levels as higher both immediately following training and 8 weeks later. The subgroup (n = 14) of staff who were examined in relation to staff practice were found to change their practice significantly from baseline to follow-ups 4 and 5 months later. Methodological limitations and implications of the study are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: attributions; training
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2014 12:16
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2017 02:52
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/18211

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