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NCJ Number: 162966 Find in a Library
Title: Behavioral Self-Control in the Schools: Definition, Components, Training, and Critical Issues
Journal: Corrective and Social Psychiatry and Journal of Behavior Technology Methods and Therapy  Volume:41  Issue:3  Dated:(1995)  Pages:52-58
Author(s): C M Yeager; A J Royster; T F McLaughlin
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 7
Type: Literature Review
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The effectiveness of self-control procedures to deal with student behavior was examined by means of a review of the literature.
Abstract: The analysis focused on a variety of methods of behavioral self-control methods, including self-monitoring, self-evaluation, self-reinforcement, and self-determination. The results of various studies indicate that although controversy exists regarding the definition of self-control, behavioral self-control, whether considered as a package procedure or by one or two components is an effective technique for improving social and academic responding. Training in accurate self monitoring, evaluation, and issues relating to the maintenance and generalization of behavior change must also be addressed. 52 references (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention
Index Term(s): Behavior modification; School delinquency programs
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