ERIC Number: EJ1163588
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Behavior Bingo: The Effects of a Culturally Relevant Group Contingency Intervention for Students with EBD
Collins, Tai A.; Hawkins, Renee O.; Flowers, Emily M.; Kalra, Hilary D.; Richard, Jessie; Haas, Lauren E.
Psychology in the Schools, v55 n1 p63-75 Jan 2018
Students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) have difficulty with academic engagement during independent seatwork tasks. The goal of the current study was to evaluate the effectiveness of Behavior Bingo, a novel interdependent group contingency intervention, on the academic engagement, off-task, and disruptive behavior of students with EBD during independent seatwork in an urban alternative high school setting. During the intervention, the class collaborated to fill in a posted Bingo board contingent on demonstrating appropriate behavior. Using an ABAB withdrawal design in two classrooms, the Behavior Bingo intervention showed promise as a feasible and effective classroom management intervention. Given the urban setting and diverse sample of participants, implications for culturally relevant and responsive intervention are discussed, including the role of peers in culturally responsive intervention, the use of randomization and uncertainty, preference assessment, and engaging intervention components.
Descriptors: Intervention, Cultural Awareness, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, High School Students, Nontraditional Education, Urban Schools, Classroom Techniques, Outcomes of Treatment, Group Therapy
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
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