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Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Barahona, Carolyn
Author's Email Address cbarah1@tigers.lsu.edu
URN etd-05022010-191925
Title A Comparison of Public and Private Positive Peer Reporting in General Education Classrooms
Degree Master of Arts (M.A.)
Department Psychology
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Noell, George Committee Chair
Gresham, Frank Committee Member
Tiger, Jeffrey Committee Member
Keywords
  • Positive Peer Reporting
  • peer-mediated
  • classroom disruptive behavior
Date of Defense 2009-12-15
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
Positive peer reporting (PPR) and Tootling have shown to be effective classwide interventions in decreasing maladaptive behavior and increasing positive interactions. In the current study, PPR was implemented as a classwide intervention by using an interdependent group contingency to determine if two variations of student praise reports affect classroom disruptive behavior. PPR uses public praise reports to decrease maladaptive behavior and increase prosocial interactions, while Tootling uses private praise reports on index cards to increase reports of prosocial interactions. This study compared studentsí public praise reports to private praise reports of fellow students and evaluated how different praise types affect overall classroom disruptive behavior. The current study used an alternating treatments design with an initial baseline condition. The three alternating conditions included a Control, Public PPR, and Private PPR condition. The Public PPR condition had students publicly praise target students, while the Private PPR condition had students privately write praise reports on index cards. The teacherís original classroom management strategy was used during the baseline and Control condition. Classwide observations of disruptive behavior were collected daily by using a partial interval recording system. Results suggest that neither public nor private reports affected classwide disruptive behavior. Implications for future research and limitations of the current study will be discussed.
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