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Research Article  |   August 1982
Effectiveness of Recruitment and Information Techniques in Occupational Therapy
Author Affiliations
  • Kim R. Townsend, M.S., OTR, is staff therapist in orthopedics, North Carolina Memorial Hospital, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Marlys M. Mitchell, Ph.D., OTR, is Director, Occupational Therapy Division, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Research Article   |   August 1982
Effectiveness of Recruitment and Information Techniques in Occupational Therapy
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 1982, Vol. 36, 524-529. doi:10.5014/ajot.36.8.524
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 1982, Vol. 36, 524-529. doi:10.5014/ajot.36.8.524
Abstract

A national survey was conducted to determine how occupational therapists became interested in the field. Results from the study demonstrated that personal contact was the most effective technique for creating an interest in occupational therapy. However, books, magazines, aide and volunteer jobs, guidance counselors, and career days were adjuncts to the recruitment process. This study provides data concerning previous productive means that have been used in recruitment and suggests specific actions for future recruitment.