Alcoholism and employment; Drugs and employment; Employee assistance programs; Counseling of Employees; Work environment
A considerable amount of literature has been written on Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs), yet the research to date has not proven the effectiveness of such programs. Due to the confidential nature of EAPs, research data are difficult to find. Many elements make up an EAP. The hypothesis tested during this research is that companies incorporating what are considered by many to be the essential elements of EAPs will have more positive opinions of those elements and will save more money when compared to companies that do not have an EAP. The data were collected over a four-week period from 52 Central Florida businesses. The collection device was a survey which inquired about current EAP practices and general attitudes toward EAPs. The results showed that those companies that have EAPs have more positive opinions on all but one of the attitudinal elements in the survey when compared to companies that do not have EAPs. The results suggest that companies that implement EAPs place more emphasis on practices that will benefit both the employee and themselves.
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Turnage, Janet J.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Arts and Sciences
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Length of Campus-only Access
Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Oldroyd, W. Thomas, "Employee Assistance Programs: The State of the Art in Central Florida" (1988). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 5133.