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A contingency contract program was implemented in this study to determine the effects of contingency contracting on decreasing student tardiness in high school classrooms. The participants were 32 high school students. Of the 32 participants, 16 were randomly assigned to the experimental group and the other 16 to the control group. The participants were selected from eight classes (four students from each class). Two students from each class were selected for the experimental group, the other 2 for the control group. A contingency contract was signed individually with the students in the experimental group. The treatment lasted for 12 weeks. Students' tardiness records from the treatment stage were compared via analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) with those for the pre-treatment 12-week stage. Results from data analysis indicate that participants in the experimental group showed significantly fewer tardiness counts than those in the control group, which suggests that this behavior modification technique can be effectively applied to decrease student tardiness by high school teachers. (Contains 25 references and 1 table.) (RT)

Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Contingency Management, High Schools

Author: Din, Feng S.; Isack, Lori R.; Rietveld, Jill

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=7032&id=ED474642

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