Date of Award
Specialist in Education
Masters Thesis-Campus Only
The purpose of the study was to examine the correlation between several descriptive measures regarding the function of students' problem behavior. Information obtained through the use of a student rating scale was compared with information obtained through an observer's rating form, a teacher rating scale, and a semi-structured student interview. For one participant, a more in depth analysis of the validity of his self-reported function was obtained through a brief functional analysis conducted within an analog setting. Overall, results indicated a limited number of significant correlations regarding behavior function across descriptive measures and for a majority of participants when individual analyses were conducted. These results are discussed regarding implications for applied practice and future research.
Kwak, Megan M., "The Correlation Between Student Self-Reported Function of Problem Behavior and Other Measures of Function: A Pilot Investigation" (1998). Masters Theses. 3465.