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ERIC Number: ED013468
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jan-1
Pages: 145
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Reference Count: 0
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THE TREATMENT OF DISRUPTIVE CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS BY EMPLOYMENT OF A PARTIAL-MILIEU CONSISTENCY PROGRAM. FINAL REPORT.
COLLINS, RONALD C.
THIS STUDY ATTEMPTED TO DEVELOP AND EVALUATE A TREATMENT PROCEDURE DESIGNED TO REDUCE THE INCIDENCE OF MALADAPTIVE BEHAVIORS IN PUBLIC SCHOOL CLASSROOMS. THE TREATMENT PROCEDURE ATTEMPTED TO PROVIDE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSISTENCY IN THE CHILD'S ENVIRONMENT. IT WAS HYPOTHESIZED THAT GIVEN A PROGRAM OF HOME-SCHOOL CONSISTENCY, UNYIELDING FOR COMPLIANCE AS WELL AS NON-COMPLIANCE, THE MALADAPTIVE CHILD WOULD LEARN TO FUNCTION WITHIN REASONABLE SOCIAL LIMITS AND SHOW A REDUCTION OF MALADAPTIVE BEHAVIORS. SUBJECTS WERE 15 BOYS IN GRADES 7, 8, AND 9, WHO WERE NAMED BY ADMINISTRATORS AND COUNSELORS AS HAVING SEVERE BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS. TREATMENT CONSISTED OF INVESTIGATOR-WRITTEN "PROGRAMS" WHICH SCHEDULED THE LIVES OF THE SUBJECTS. BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS AND RIGID STRUCTURE WERE BUILT INTO THE LIFE SCHEDULE, WITH CONSEQUENCES FOR CONTINUED DEVIANCE AND COMPLIANCE. PARENTS AND TEACHERS RECEIVED INSTRUCTION IN THE USE OF THE PROGRAM. SUBJECTS WERE EVALUATED, TREATED FOR 11 WEEKS, EVALUATED, LEFT ALONE FOR FIVE WEEKS, AND EVALUATED A FINAL TIME. HYPOTHESES REGARDING BEHAVIOR, TEST RESULTS, AND GRADES WERE TESTED. SIGNIFICANT BEHAVIOR CHANGE OCCURRED PRIOR TO TREATMENT AND CONTINUED. THIS IS EXPLAINED AS THE CONSEQUENCE OF A CONTINUED HAWTHORNE EFFECT. ANALYSIS OF WHY TREATMENT WAS NOT EFFECTIVE IS GIVEN. FUTURE WORK IN THIS AREA MUST INCLUDE CONTROLS FOR THE HAWTHORNE EFFECT. (SK)
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Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. School of Education.
Identifiers: Behavior Classification Proj Behav Checklist; Childrens Manifest Anxiety Scale; F RATIO; Stanford Achievement Tests; T TEST