The quantitative quasi-experimental research study assessed the attitudes differences between 35 State Public Health Laboratory Directors and 27 State Health Officials on accreditation. Ajzen's Theory of Planned Behavior contends understanding the attitude of an individual or group will predict future behavior. The study findings discovered an attitude difference existed between the two respondent groups. In addition, the findings discovered the two respondent groups' displayed attitude differences on accreditation issues, including achieving accreditation through voluntary participation, which involves peer-review. Assessing the attitudes of two important groups of public health leaders in the initial implementation stages of a national accreditation program provides information on areas of concern and agreement for all public health leaders.
|School:||University of Phoenix|
|School Location:||United States -- Arizona|
|Source:||DAI-A 69/01, Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Management, Public health, Public administration, Health care management|
|Keywords:||Accreditation, Comparative study, Laboratory directors, Performance measures, Public health laboratories, State health officials|
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