Richard K Caputo

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This study examined the influence of socioeconomic status, perceived discrimination, and sense of mastery over one's life on the health status of a sub-sample of a US cohort of youth (N = 969). When controlling for a variety of social characteristics and personal attributes, only sense of mastery over one's life, measured by the Pearlin Mastery Scale,(More)
This study introduced an extension of importance-performance analysis by further including the performance of competitors. It demonstrated its value by applying it to a national sample of fee-for-service health care users. This study found that inappropriate strategies may result from importance-performance analysis that excludes a dimension of competition.(More)
The authors investigate the influence of demographic characteristics and health care attributes on overall health care satisfaction. They use a national cross-section sample of HMO members and another of non-HMO members. Demographic characteristics are treated as antecedent to satisfaction with the health care attributes in the determination of overall(More)
Using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Labor Market Experience, Mature Women's Cohort, this study examined the extent to which discrimination influenced pension receipt and levels of pension income among women aged 55-69 in 1992. It found that discrimination affected the level of pension income beyond that of demographic and human capital(More)
The author suggests four ways that management information systems can complement the efforts of program evaluators. These ways are: clarifying the purposes of and uses for collecting information; clarifying the relevancy of information that is collected and stored; constructing a data base that accounts for the differential needs of users; and generating(More)
This article examines the complexities of working with an evidence-based model to design intervention strategies benefiting individuals and families. It addresses the question, to what extent should the evidence of economic advantage for female children raised in two-parent families influence social work support for practices and policies that encourage(More)
This study examines the extent to which different health care attributes determine health care satisfaction. It employed two national cross-sectional samples, one of HMO members and the other of NON-HMO health care users. The comparative analysis revealed that the pattern of results for both samples were similar. The two most important attributes for both(More)
This paper urged administrators in human services to attend to values and ethics in the design and implementation of automated information systems. Toward this end, it presented an ethical framework reasserting the primacy of clients as citizens and encouraging the development of client-driven information systems. Finally, the paper presented the rationale(More)
This study examined whether retirement implies complete withdrawal from the labor force and the role that increased wealth and income play in regard to the nature of retirement. Data came from the Health & Retirement Study, Waves 1-5. Findings indicated that most study sample pre-retirees remained in the labor force as they moved into what are considered(More)
This study uses data from the 1984 Kaiser Foundation national health care survey to assess the viability of HMOs for the economically disadvantaged in light of important health care attributes. To achieve this, the paper examines their satisfaction with different health care attributes and their preferences for alternative health care systems with respect(More)