ERIC Number: ED171003
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Effects of Reinforcement Conditions on the Test Scores of Children Labeled Learning and Behaviorally Disordered.
Salenda, Spencer J.
The effects of reinforcement conditions on the test scores of 15 middle income and 15 low income children labeled learning disabled and behaviorally disordered were assessed. A repeated measures design was used, with each subject tested under conditions of no reinforcement, immediate tangible reinforcement, and immediate social reinforcement. Results indicated that the test scores of the population studied can be significantly increased by reinforcement conditions. The superiority of either reinforcement condition over the other was not established. No significant income level reinforcement or income level reinforcement type interactions were observed. (Possible explanations of the nonsignificant findings are offered.) (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention, The Council for Exceptional Children (57th, Dallas, Texas, April 22-27, 1979, Session B-6)