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ERIC Number: EJ1034764
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: EISSN-1554-2998
A Comparison of Self-Monitoring with and without Reinforcement to Improve On-Task Classroom Behavior
Davis, Tonya N.; Dacus, Sharon; Bankhead, Jenna; Haupert, Megan; Fuentes, Lisa; Zoch, Tamara; Kang, Soyeon; Attai, Shanna; Lang, Russell
Journal of School Counseling, v12 n12 2014
In this study we analyzed the effects of a self-monitoring and self-monitoring plus reinforcement intervention on classroom behavior. A typically-developing high school student demonstrating difficulty staying on-task during classroom instruction was observed in three classroom settings associated with high levels of off-task behavior. During baseline, the participant was observed during typical classroom activities. Next, the participant was taught to self-monitor his on-task classroom behavior, but no additional reinforcement was provided. Finally, self-monitoring plus reinforcement was implemented, in which tangible reinforcement was provided for on-task behavior. A multiple baseline across settings design was implemented. Findings suggest that only the self-monitoring plus reinforcement intervention had a marked effect on on-task behavior.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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