Mark R. Dean

Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts



First Advisor

Dr. Richard W. Malott

Second Advisor

Dr. Howard Farris

Third Advisor

Dr. Jack Michael

Fourth Advisor

Dr. Barbara Fulton

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


Two studies evaluated the effect of a self-management training program on students' academic performance. In Experiment 1, nine students with low academic scores received an instructional package providing training in self-monitoring, self-recording, and several environmental management techniques designed to increase the duration of studying for quizzes. The students had a median quiz score of low "C" before training and a median quiz score of "B" following training. Follow-up measures indicated that the majority of students were continuing to use these self-management techniques as part of their everyday activities. In Experiment 2, three components of the self-management program were individually evaluated. Three of the six students with initially low academic performance achieved "A" level performance during the self-recording training (Phase 1), with two students achieving 'A" level and one achieving "B" level performance when the environmental management procedures were added (Phase 3).

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