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ERIC Number: EJ788201
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0279-6015
Training Teachers to Give Effective Commands: Effects on Student Compliance and Academic Behaviors
Matheson, Andrea Starkweather; Shriver, Mark D.
School Psychology Review, v34 n2 p202-219 2005
This study examined the effects of effective command training with teachers on students' compliance rates and academic engagement. Three target students were selected who were exhibiting compliance rates substantially below peers. The students' teachers were taught how to provide effective commands. Results indicated that students' rates of compliance increased with increased use of effective commands. When verbal praise was added contingent on compliance, students' rates of compliance increased even more. In addition, academic engagement was shown to increase as student compliance increased and disruptive competing behaviors decreased. Implications for consultation and intervention in the classroom to increase student compliance and academic behaviors are discussed. (Contains 4 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Counselors; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A