Employee Assistance Programs

Employee assistance or counseling programs have proliferated rapidly in American industry. They originated during the 1940s to help problem-drinking employees, and expanded in the 1970s in efforts to assist with a range of personal problems interfering with performance on the job. Existing programs vary widely on strategic and structural dimensions, yet research on basic questions has lagged far behind actual innovation.

Author(s): Diana Chapman Walsh

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Volume 60, Issue 3 (pages 492–517)
Published in 1982