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A Comparison of the Mystery Motivator and the ‘Get ’Em On Task’ Interventions for Off-Task Behaviors
Psychology in the Schools
  • Elisabeth Elaine Kraemer, University of Dayton
  • Susan C. Davies, University of Dayton
  • Kelli Jo Arndt, University of Dayton
  • Sawyer Hunley, University of Dayton
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
2-1-2012
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
Citation Information
Elisabeth Elaine Kraemer, Susan C. Davies, Kelli Jo Arndt and Sawyer Hunley. "A Comparison of the Mystery Motivator and the ‘Get ’Em On Task’ Interventions for Off-Task Behaviors" Psychology in the Schools Vol. 49 Iss. 2 (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/susan_davies/56/