DIMENSIONS AND CHARACTERISTICS OF PERSONNEL MANAGER PERCEPTIONS OF EFFECTIVE DRUG‐TESTING PROGRAMS

Luis Gomez-Mejia, DAVID B. BALKIN

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Abstract

This study examines several dimensions and characteristics of drug‐testing programs that are associated with personnel managers' judgments of the programs' effectiveness. The data gathered from 190 human resource management (HRM) executives indicate that firms with drug‐testing policies differ from non‐drug‐testing organizations. Drug‐testing programs considered to be effective are supported by ancillary activities such as employee assistance programs, supervisory training, and employee drug‐awareness communications. Organizations perceived to have effective drug‐testing policies engage in drug testing for targeted groups of employees and focus on the rehabilitation of those individuals who test positive.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)745-763
Number of pages19
JournalPersonnel Psychology
Volume40
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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