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ERIC Number: EJ880518
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1537-7903
Use of the Mystery Motivator for a High School Class
Schanding, G. Thomas, Jr.; Sterling-Turner, Heather E.
Journal of Applied School Psychology, v26 n1 p38-53 2010
This study examined the effect of one interdependent group contingency intervention, the mystery motivator, as it affected three students identified as exhibiting problem behaviors, as well as the effects on nonidentified students in a ninth-grade high school biology class. An A/B/A/B single-case design was used to evaluate the effects of the intervention. Results indicated a decrease in problem behaviors for the three identified students, as well as a general decrease in problem behaviors for randomly selected, nonreferred students in the class. Implications, limitations, and further directions are discussed. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 9
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A