Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Science


Behavior Analysis and Therapy

First Advisor

Dixon, Mark


ABA has demonstrated utility with a number of populations. One population that has had limited research devoted toward them is neurotypical adults. While there is much research on job satisfaction and what causes employees to be unhappy (mostly miscommunication), there is little research that explores what can be done to change the lack of satisfaction in the workplace. Through surveys designed to assess a variety of participants’ levels of expressive language and psychological flexibility, this study aims to determine if there are statistically signification relationships between expressive language abilities, psychological flexibility, and job satisfaction. This study found that there are statistically significant, positive correlations between job satisfaction, relational responding rates, and psychological flexibility. Additionally, this study explores potential treatment and trainings to combat employee dissatisfaction in the workplace.




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