Title

An evaluation of the contributions of effective instruction delivery to a compliance training package for children

Date of Award

1998

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

D. Joe Olmi

Advisor Department

Psychology

Abstract

The present study, using a multiple baseline design across subjects, evaluated whether effective instruction delivery with contingent reinforcement (EID) would be effective in increasing compliance to first-time teacher-presented instructions in a regular classroom setting. ETD alone resulted in increases in compliance of 20.68%, 29.86%, 42.57%, and 43.94% above baseline levels for the four subjects, respectively. Additional increases of 17.06%, 13.1%, 12.44%, and 17.5%, respectively resulted when time-in was added to EID. An EID/time-in/time-out phase resulted in additional increases of 23.65%, 19.18%, 6.7% and 0%, respectively. Compliance levels were maintained at one-month follow-up for all four subjects. Results are discussed in terms of achieving compliance objectives through the use of antecedent conditions and exclusively positive procedures.