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Interactive training versus reading to teach respiratory protection.

Authors
Eckerman-DA; Lundeen-CA; Steele-A; Fercho-HL; Ammerman-TA; Ange-WK
Source
J Occup Health Psychol 2002 Oct; 7(4):313-323
NIOSHTIC No.
20029502
Abstract
A tenet of behavioral education is that interactive training produces superior retention compared with reading. However, this has not often been directly tested and never with practical occupational information in working adults. Adults from diverse occupational backgrounds learned the principles of proper respiratory protection presented (a) in a book, (b) on a computer monitor, (c) through interactive computerized training consisting of textual information and illustrative pictures followed by quizzes and feedback, or (d) passively viewing the information and quizzes in Condition c on a computer monitor. Interactive training produced significantly more correct test answers at immediate posttraining, 1 week, and 2 months. This study demonstrated the superiority of interactive training for teaching occupational safety and health information in working adults.
Keywords
Computer-software; Safety-practices; Safety-research; Training; Education
CODEN
JOHPFC
Publication Date
20021001
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2003
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-004193; Grant-Number-R01-OH-004230
Issue of Publication
4
ISSN
1076-8998
Source Name
Journal of Occupational Health Psychology
State
PA; NC; OR
Performing Organization
Oregon Health & Science University
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