Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

2548

Date

2015

Date of Award

12-3-2015

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Education

Major

Instr and Curr Leadership

Concentration

Special Education

Committee Chair

William H. Hunter

Committee Member

Renee M. Murley

Committee Member

Robert Williamson

Committee Member

Jeremy Todd Whitney

Abstract

The present study examines the effect of the implementation of School Wide Positive Behavior Support (SWPBS) on teacher self-efficacy in rural middle school. This quantitative study used the Teachers’ Sense of Efficacy Scale (TSES) and the Effective Behavior Support (EBS) survey to acquire results on individual teacher self-efficacy and the implementation of SWPBS in two Title I rural middle schools in the rural South. Middle School A, alias, Andreas Middle school had implemented SWPBS for three years, while Middle School B, alias, Beechnut Middle School had no formal implementation of SWPBS. The TSES and the EBS surveys were administered to a total sample of 56 middle school teachers. Participants completed paper and pencil tests consisting of descriptive data questions, as well as the TSES and EBS surveys. It was hypothesized that higher levels of Positive Behavior Support elements would create higher levels of teacher self-efficacy. The results indicated that there were higher levels of teacher self-efficacy in Andreas Middle School compared to Beechnut Middle school.

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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