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ERIC Number: EJ1147515
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8855
EISSN: EISSN-1938-3703
An Evaluation of Interdependent and Independent Group Contingencies during the Good Behavior Game
Groves, Emily A.; Austin, Jennifer L.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v50 n3 p552-566 Sum 2017
The Good Behavior Game (GBG) uses an interdependent group contingency to improve classroom behavior. Despite the wealth of research on the effectiveness of the GBG, some teachers may have concerns about their students' abilities to work in teams, particularly if they have a history of poor social skills. We used an alternating treatments design to compare the relative effectiveness of the GBG with interdependent and independent group contingencies in a classroom for children with emotional and behavioral disorders. Our results showed that both versions of the GBG reduced verbal disruptions, inappropriate sitting, and off-task behaviors for all children. However, the majority of children preferred the interdependent arrangement. We discuss how these results may promote more widespread use of the GBG with children with substantial behavioral challenges.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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