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ERIC Number: EJ1055908
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-1045-3830
Mystery Motivator: A Tier 1 Classroom Behavioral Intervention
Kowalewicz, Eva A.; Coffee, Gina
School Psychology Quarterly, v29 n2 p138-156 Jun 2014
This study is an examination of the effectiveness of the Mystery Motivator--an interdependent group contingency, variable-ratio, classwide intervention--as a tool for reducing disruptive classroom behavior in eight diverse general-education elementary school classrooms across seven different schools. The study was conducted using an ABAB, changing criterion design, and the effectiveness of the intervention was assessed for an 8-week period. The frequency of disruptive behavior in all classrooms decreased. Teacher intervention acceptability data indicated seven of eight teachers found the intervention to be acceptable. Overall, data indicated the Mystery Motivator intervention was a powerful intervention for reducing disruptive behaviors in elementary classrooms.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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