ERIC Number: EJ778106
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Reference Count: 20
Decreasing the Inattentive Behavior of Jordanian Children: A Group Experiment
Zaghlawan, Hasan Y.; Ostrosky, Michaelene M.; Al-Khateeb, Jamal M.
Education and Treatment of Children, v30 n3 p49-64 Aug 2007
The present study investigated the efficacy of using response cost paired with Differential Reinforcement of Incompatible Behavior (DRI) to manage the inattentive behavior of 30 students attending third and fourth grade in Jordan. A pretest-posttest control group design was employed to evaluate the efficacy of response cost and DRI. Results showed that students who were instructed using response cost and DRI strategies reduced their inattentive behavior significantly compared with students in the control group. In addition, there was a significant difference between experimental group means on the posttest and follow-up, which occurred two weeks following the completion of the intervention. Issues regarding future research and implications for practice are discussed. (Contains 6 tables.)
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Attention Deficit Disorders, Foreign Countries, Grade 4, Grade 3, Reinforcement, Pretests Posttests, Research Design, Behavior Modification, Token Economy, Intervention
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Grade 4
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.; Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Jordan