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ERIC Number: ED103104
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 6
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Reference Count: 0
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The Effect of Self-Modeling on Behavior and Self-Esteem.
Fouts, Gregory T.
This paper presents a study designed to produce a change in the behavior and self-esteem of a 9-year-old boy who had been diagnosed as having learning disabilities and poor visual-motor ability. The boy was described by his teachers as having a very short attention span and as exhibiting disruptive behaviors, such as ignoring teacher requests, verbal opposition, throwing objects at the teacher, and verbal threats. To modify disruptive behaviors, the aid of the child was enlisted in the preparation of videotape on "working hard at school." A complex self-modeling technique was employed which involved a combination of modeling by the teacher, instructions and reinforcement from the teacher, reinforcement from peers, and vicarious reinforcement. It was expected that the combination of these behavior change variables would produce a change in behavior, and as a result, an improvement in self-esteem. The self-esteem inventory was administered to the child as a pre- and posttest. (CS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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