Date of Award
Master of Arts
Dr. Paul T. Mountjoy
Dr. R. Wayne Fuqua
Dr. Norman Peterson
Masters Thesis-Open Access
Six high school students volunteered to participate in a research project to improve their academic grades. Of these six subjects, it was found that subjects with low grade point averages (GPA) were the main beneficiaries of a behavior treatment package consisting of contingency contracting, graphing, and a self-management lecture. In addition, this study demonstrated that a contingency contract, employing a weekly consequence, and graphing can control an academic behavior, note taking. Finally, it was shown that a cost effective treatment package could produce GPA increases comparable to more expensive and time consuming treatments. It is hoped that the findings of this study can aid in the development of both an effective and economical behavior technology to improve academic behavior.
Larrow, Lynn Daniel, "A Treatment Package to Improve Academic Performance" (1980). Masters Theses. 1893.
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