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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/24812

Title: The Effects of a Teacher-child Play Intervention on Classroom Compliance in Young Children in Child Care Settings
Authors: Levine, Darren Gabriel
Advisor: Ducharme, Joseph
Department: Human Development and Applied Psychology
Keywords: compliance
child care
pre-school
play
children
Issue Date: 30-Aug-2010
Abstract: The current study evaluated the effect of a teacher conducted play intervention on pre-school aged children’s compliance in child care settings. Study participants included 11 children ranging in age from 2 to 5 years old and seven early childhood education teachers within seven classrooms across five child care centres. Teachers were trained to conduct daily 5 minute play sessions consisting of contingent praise, mirroring, and warm responsiveness. A combination ABAB and multiple baseline design was used to demonstrate the effect of the play intervention. Pre-treatment observations revealed varying degrees of recurring child compliance difficulties. The play intervention was associated with improved rates of compliance for each participant child regardless of differences in age, gender, and level of compliance difficulties. The intervention is discussed with regard to its potential as a pro-active, non-intrusive strategy for improving young children’s classroom compliance.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/24812
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