Date of Award

Spring 5-31-2023

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Behavior Analysis


Education and Human Services

First Advisor

Robbie Hanson


Antecedent and consequence strategies in the research literature to improve employee performance within human service organizations have included behavioral skills training (BST) and performance-based incentive programs, among others. The current study continued this line of research in which participants were members of a human service organization and were responsible for collecting data on clients’ responding during programming. The purpose was to evaluate the effects of antecedent and consequence-based strategies on the accuracy of data collected by participants. The results showed that BST was effective at increasing accurate data collection across all participants and that the consequence-based intervention, in the form of incentives, maintained or increased accurate data collection for three out of the four participants.