Using Group Contingencies to Reduce Natural Gas Consumption in Master Metered Apartments

Slavin, R. E. & Wodarski, J. S. (1977). Center for Social Organization of Schools Report, Johns Hopkins U. Using group contingencies to reduce natural gas consumption in master metered apartments. (pp. 16).

Examined the effectiveness of large vs small group contingencies in reducing the natural gas consumption of apartment residents who did not pay for their utilities. Results show that there were significant savings by the large group (48 apartments) in the 1st mo only, and no savings by the small group (4 groups of 12 apartments).

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