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ERIC Number: ED561599
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 117
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ISBN: 978-1-3034-1630-9
The Effects of a Strength-Based Model of Behavioral Consultation on Student Behavior, Teachers' Use of Praise Statements, and Measures of Social Validity
Shipley, Sarah C.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Temple University
The growing strength-based approach to the assessment and intervention of students' social and emotional learning competencies has significant implications for the practice of behavioral consultation in school settings (Zins & Elias, 2007). The current research study utilized four separate multiple baseline case studies across students in order to evaluate the effects of behavioral interventions developed in accordance with either a traditional model of behavioral consultation (Bergen & Kratochwill, 1990), or a proposed strength-based model of behavioral consultation, developed in accordance with the tenets of strength-based assessment as described in Epstein et al. (2003). Dependent variables of interest across both models of consultation included direct observations of student on-task behavior and frequency counts of teachers' use of general praise, behavior specific praise and reprimand statements during specified observational periods. Estimates of social validity regarding teachers' perceptions of the acceptability, effectiveness and feasibility of the interventions developed through both types of consultation were also obtained at the conclusion of each intervention. Results indicated that while behavioral interventions implemented across both models of consultation led to positive improvements in student on-task behaviors and increases in teachers' use of general praise and behavior specific praise statements, teachers engaged in interventions developed through the strength-based model of behavioral consultation had significantly higher rates of behavior specific praise than they did when implementing interventions through the traditional behavioral model. This study adds to the existing literature by providing a detailed description and theoretical blueprint for future researchers regarding how to integrate the growing strength-based movement of assessment and intervention with school-based behavioral consultation initiatives in order to improve the social, emotional and behavioral competencies of individual students, as well as facilitate the establishment and maintenance of positive teacher-student interactions in the classroom setting. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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