Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

An Examination of the Impact of Positive Behavior Support and School Climate on Student Behavior
by Boyd, John, Jr., Ed.D., Missouri Baptist University, 2015, 111; 3685405
Abstract (Summary)

Behavior problems within a school can lead to classroom time off task, tardiness, vandalism, and many other issues that can be harmful to the school environment. Programs have been established to try and teach students the appropriate behaviors they should be exhibiting in varied school settings. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of Positive Behavior Support and school climate on the behavior of high school students in rural southeast Missouri. Many studies have been completed over the years to take a look at the effectiveness of such programs. Most of these studies though have been completed at urban elementary schools. This study takes a look at high school students in a rural setting. The results of the study show that such a program can have significant positive impacts on student behavior that is measured by student discipline records, but not on student attendance. The recommendations for future study could include areas such as the impact the program has on student academic success, the teacher and student perceptions of the impact the program has had on improving behavior, the impact the program has had on recidivism, and the impact the program has had on a rural middle school.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Francis, Don
Commitee: Rizzi, Lorenzo, Smith, Shelton
School: Missouri Baptist University
Department: Education Division
School Location: United States -- Missouri
Source: DAI-A 76/07(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Educational leadership, School administration, Secondary education
Keywords: Impact, Positive behavior support, School climate, Southeast missouri, Student behavior
Publication Number: 3685405
ISBN: 9781321614022