The Use of Visual Prompts to Increase the Cleanliness of Restrooms on a College Campus

Michael C. Clayton, Julie Blaskewicz

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Prompting procedures have been used in community settings to change many public health related behaviors. The current study took place on a college campus and used a multiple baseline across settings design to evaluate the effectiveness of visual prompts to decrease urinal splatter on men's restroom floors. Results indicate that prompts were immediately effective, and effectiveness was maintained during follow-up four months later. Findings suggest research in community settings should investigate long-term maintenance of prompts to increase the generalization of behavior analytic interventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)329-337
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Organizational Behavior Management
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2012



  • cleanliness
  • community interventions
  • prompting
  • restrooms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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