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ERIC Number: EJ1016834
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0014-4029
Factors Related to Sustained Implementation of Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support
McIntosh, Kent; Mercer, Sterett H.; Hume, Amanda E.; Frank, Jennifer L.; Turri, Mary G.; Mathews, Susanna
Exceptional Children, v79 n3 p293-311 Spr 2013
The purpose of this study was to identify factors associated with sustainability of school-based interventions and the relative contributions of those factors to predicting sustained implementation of Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support (SWPBS). Participants were respondents from 217 schools across 14 U.S. states. Sustainability factors were assessed through a research-validated measure, the School-wide Universal Behavior Support Sustainability Index: School Teams (SUBSIST; McIntosh, Doolittle, Vincent, Horner, & Ervin, 2009), and sustained implementation was measured by meeting implementation criteria on research-validated measures of SWPBS fidelity of implementation. Factor analyses revealed 2 school-level factors, School Priority and Team Use of Data, and 2 district-level factors, District Priority and Capacity Building. All factors were significantly related to sustained implementation, but only Team Use of Data and Capacity Building were significant independent predictors. Results are discussed in terms of future sustainability research and implications for enhancing the sustainability of school-based interventions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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