ERIC Number: ED436304
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Effects of an Intervention Model on Second Grade Students Who Exhibit Inappropriate Behavior toward Authority Figures.
Kariuki, Patrick; Martin, Kelly
This study examined the effects of an intervention model on second-grade students who exhibited inappropriate behaviors toward authority figures. Participating in the study were 20 second graders (7 females and 13 males) from 1 classroom in a rural northeast Tennessee school district. Data were collected by means of observation of five targeted behaviors during specified morning and afternoon periods in the classroom. Pre-intervention and post-intervention data were collected for 1 week. The 1-week intervention included the following procedures: (1) a behavior contract signed by students listing inappropriate target behaviors; (2) daily recitation of a pledge to be the best student possible; (3) charting of behavior violations by the classroom teacher; (4) entry into a lottery for a book for students with no infractions; and (5) for students with no infractions for 1 week, an award of a free 100-assignment pass. Data indicated a significant decline in students' inappropriate behavior toward an authority figure following the intervention, and that males exhibited more inappropriate behavior toward an authority figure than did females. In fact, females exhibited no inappropriate behavior toward an authority figure during the classroom observations. (Contains 10 references.) (KB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Point Clear, AL, November 17-19, 1999).