INTAKE VARIABLES AS PREDICTORS OF ASSESSMENT AND REFERRAL PROCEDURE OUTCOMES IN EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
While reported prevalence rates of troubled employees vary considerably, even conservative estimates indicate a major public health problem. For example, alcohol and drug related problems alone cost U.S. industry more than 45 billion dollars annually. Of the alternatives available to deal with these problems, e.g., dismissal or disciplinary actions, the most viable and cost effective are employee assistance programs (EAP), designed to provide professional assistance to employees experiencing alcohol, drug, emotional or personal crisis. The principal component of an EAP is that of assessment and referral, and this study was developed to determine which EAP client intake variables are the most efficacious predictors of assessment and referral procedures. Although, specific client intake variables were statistically significant the discriminant classification analysis was demonstrably inadequate. Nevertheless, the identification of A/R procedure phases which were not efficacious, as well as EAP client populations for whom services were not effective, were extremely valuable discernments. Identifying the less efficacious components of the A/R process provided an opportunity to recommend alternatives to current program procedures and practices, which may ameliorate program effectiveness.
CLIFFORD, PATRICK R, "INTAKE VARIABLES AS PREDICTORS OF ASSESSMENT AND REFERRAL PROCEDURE OUTCOMES IN EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS" (1983). Texas Medical Center Dissertations (via ProQuest). AAI8419881.