Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

2

Date

2010

Date of Award

3-8-2010

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Major

Psychology

Committee Chair

David F Bicard

Committee Member

Frank Leeming

Abstract

Research has shown that self-monitoring of attention (SMA) and self-monitoring of productivity (SMP) are beneficial in increasing academic performance and on-task behavior. The simplicity and ease of self-monitoring renders it an applicable tool for students that have learning disabilities (LD). An alternating treatment design was used to examine four students receiving special education and that have LD during math instruction. Each student was trained to implement SMA and SMP during math class. This study was conducted in order to investigate the differences between SMA and SMP in relation to academic performance and on-task behaviors with students that having LD and that are receiving special education. Results did show a difference between the two techniques in which self-monitoring of productivity produced higher and more stable rates of academic performance and on-task behaviors. However, there was no increase in academic performance among the participants overall. The results show that there was no increase in target behaviors during treatment conditions over baseline conditions.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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