ERIC Number: EJ1049791
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
Using Clickers to Increase On-Task Behaviors of Middle School Students with Behavior Problems
Xin, Joy F.; Johnson, Mary L.
Preventing School Failure, v59 n2 p49-57 2015
This study examined the effect of using a remote device, a Clicker, on the on-task behavior of middle school students with behavior problems. Five students with behavior problems participated in the study. A single-subject research design with ABAB (phase A: baseline 1, phase B: intervention 1, phase A: baseline 2, phase B: intervention 2) phases was used. During the baseline, students' on-task behavior was recorded in both language and math classes. During the intervention, students were provided a Clicker to answer questions. The Clicker was withdrawn after 5 days of intervention, then returned to the students following the same procedures in the previous intervention. Results showed that students' on-task behavior increased as well as their academic performance when Clickers were applied. A follow-up interview indicated that students were satisfied with the Clicker and preferred to use this device in class.
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Behavior Problems, Student Behavior, Audience Response Systems, Intervention, Technology Uses in Education, Achievement Gains, Protocol Analysis, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Achievement, Disabilities, Language Acquisition, Academic Achievement, Participant Satisfaction, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, Grade 8, Assistive Technology, Instructional Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Grade 8; Elementary Education
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