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NCJ Number: 42301 Find in a Library
Title: EVALUATION OF A TOKEN SYSTEM FOR JUVENILE DELINQUENTS IN A RESIDENTIAL SETTING
Journal: JOURNAL OF BEHAVIOR THERAPY AND EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHIATRY  Volume:7  Dated:(1976)  Pages:227-230
Author(s): R A BARKLEY; J E HASTINGS; R E TOUSEL; S E TOUSEL
Corporate Author: Pergamon Press, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: Pergamon Press, Inc
Elmsford, NY 10523
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS ARTICLE REPORTS ON A STUDY IN WHICH THE INFLUENCE OF A TOKEN ECONOMY IN A RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT FACILITY FOR DELINQUENTS WAS EVALUATED IN THREE AREAS OF BEHAVIOR: CHORE PERFORMANCE, LITTERING, AND SCHOOL PERFORMANCE.
Abstract: CHORE PERFORMANCE AND LITTERING WERE INFLUENCED FAVORABLY BY THE TOKEN SYSTEM. SCHOOL PERFORMANCE, HOWEVER, APPEARED TO BE UNAFFECTED BY THE REVERSAL OF THE TOKEN PROGRAM. REASONS FOR THIS FINDING ARE DISCUSSED AND THE NEED UNDERSCORED THAT EXISTING TOKEN SYSTEMS EVALUATE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THEIR PROGRAM CONTIGENCIES ON A REGULAR BASIS. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)...MSP
Index Term(s): Behavior modification; Behavioral objectives; Behavioral science research; Juvenile correctional facilities; Juvenile residential treatment centers; Program evaluation; Token economies
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