ERIC Number: ED289138
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Theoretical Orientations of Intervention Strategies and Perceived Acceptability.
Hall, Cathy W.; Wahrman, Elizabeth
Two research projects were conducted to assess the relationship between teachers' views on the acceptability of intervention strategies for dealing with behavior problems and their classroom use of such interventions. One study with student teachers (N=72) investigated acting-out and passive behavior problems and the acceptability of behavioral, humanistic, and pragmatic interventions. The second study conducted with regular education teachers (N=72) included the acting out behavior problem and the acceptability of the three interventions. The ratings of the interventions indicated that both student teachers and regular education teachers viewed the humanistic and behavioral approaches as being the most acceptable and the pragmatic approach as being the least acceptable. In terms of classroom use, there were significant positive correlations among acceptability ratings of the three intervention types and student teacher self-reported use of these three types of intervention. With regular education teachers, there was a significant positive correlation between the ratings of the behavioral intervention and self-reported use of behavioral interventions within the classroom. Neither the pragmatic nor the humanistic ratings correlated with self-reported classoom use for the regular education teachers. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists (19th, New Orleans, LA, March 4-8, 1987).