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Title:Some Collateral Effects of Four Academic Reinforcement Regimes
Author(s):Amado, Richard Steven
Department / Program:Education
Discipline:Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Education, Educational Psychology
Abstract:A multielement baseline, or alternating treatments design, was used to examine social collateral effects of non-contingent reinforcement, individualized reinforcement, group consequation and competitive reinforcement for academic performance. Four elementary school students selected by their teachers for vocabulary deficiencies completed the study. The findings provide strong evidence supporting the conclusion that while incentive systems raise quiz scores and some appropriate task related behaviors, they also increase socially undesirable cheating. Furthermore, cheating controls did not adequately suppress cheating, suggesting the need to provide systematic, effective study skills training to students, rather than allow them to learn adventitious, sophisticated methods of cheating.
Issue Date:1982
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:75 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1982.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/77319
Other Identifier(s):(UMI)AAI8209540
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-05-13
Date Deposited:1982


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