Kim R. Townsend, Marlys M. Mitchell; Effectiveness of Recruitment and Information Techniques in Occupational Therapy. Am J Occup Ther 1982;36(8):524-529. doi: 10.5014/ajot.36.8.524.
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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.
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