Title

A Comparison of the Mystery Motivator and the ‘Get ’Em On Task’ Interventions for Off-Task Behaviors

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-2012

Publication Source

Psychology in the Schools

Abstract

Attending to instruction is a critical behavior for academic success. Many elementary school teachers, however, identify disruptive and inattentive classroom behaviors as key barriers to students' successful educational performance. This study examined the impact of two class-wide positive behavior support programs. The Mystery Motivator and Get 'Em On Task interventions were implemented in an alternating treatments design with fifth grade participants to decrease off-task behaviors. Results indicated that both interventions effectively decreased off-task behavior at the class-wide level. Implications and suggestions for future research on evidence-based behavioral interventions are discussed.

Inclusive pages

163-175

ISBN/ISSN

1520-6807

Volume

49

Issue

2