ERIC Number: ED451558
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-May
The Effect of Positive Verbal Reinforcement on the Study Behavior of Eighth Grade Students.
This study was conducted in order to investigate the effect of verbal reinforcement on the study behavior of eighth grade students. Twelve middle school students participated. The target students were observed fifteen minutes a day, three days per week. Study behavior was noted with a check or a zero. If the subject was participating in class the majority of the observation period, the observer put a check in her grade book next to the student's name that day for class participation. If a subject was not participating in class the majority of the observation period, the observer put a zero in her grade book next to the student's name for that particular day. The results indicated that positive verbal reinforcement did have an effect on the behavior of eighth grade students. (Contains 20 references and 2 tables of data.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master of Arts Thesis, Kean University.