Date of Award

Summer 8-2012

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Psychology

Committee Chair

Dr. D. Joe Olmi

Committee Chair Department

Psychology

Committee Member 2

Dr. Heather Sterling

Committee Member 2 Department

Psychology

Committee Member 3

Dr. Brad Dufrene

Committee Member 3 Department

Psychology

Committee Member 4

Dr. Sterett Mercer

Committee Member 4 Department

Psychology

Abstract

Positive Peer Reporting (PPR) and Tootling are interventions designed to improve children’s positive behavior and decrease peer rejection. Research is limited for both interventions, including dependent variables for appropriate behavior. The current study assessed PPR and a combination of PPR and Tootling for decreasing inappropriate behavior and increasing appropriate behavior. Behavior was also observed a second time to assess for generalization. Results showed that PPR and PPR with Tootling both reduced inappropriate behavior for four children referred for peer rejection and who exhibited inappropriate behavior in the classroom. There were no differences between the two interventions for inappropriate and appropriate behavior. Implications for school psychologists and educational professionals are discussed.

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