Master's Theses

Document Type

Thesis - campus only access

Date of Award

Summer 1988

Degree Name

Education Specialist (Ed.S)


Advanced Education Programs


David Williamson


This study looked at parents' ratings of the acceptability of intervention strategies which can be used for children not completing classroom assignments. Subjects were 53 parents of elementary school children from small Midwestern towns. Three independent variables, type of intervention (positive and reductive), place of intervention (home and school), and level of behavior severity (mild, moderate, and severe) were studied. Subjects rated written behavior case descriptions and interventions using the 15 item Parent Intervention Rating Profile. A 2X2X3 analysis of variance was calculated to determine the extent to which the variance in rating scores was accounted for by the three main effects and interactions. No significant main effects were found, but all interactions between the variables were significant and thus accounted for differences in subject's ratings of interventions. Parents' ratings of intervention acceptability were found to differ from ratings by teachers reported in previous research.


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