Spring 2017

Document Type

Master's Thesis (Open Access)

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.)


Teacher Education


The purpose of this study was to analyze the effects of self-management strategies for reducing the frequency of calling out behavior of three high school students in a juvenile correctional facility. The calling out behavior defined as speaking from one student to another without permission, yelling or speaking at the teacher without raising their hand and leaving one’s seat without the teacher’s permission. The researcher implemented non-concurrent single-case multiple baselines across participants ABA design. The self-management strategy taught the students to record the frequencies of their calling out behavior on the self-monitoring sheet. The results from this study indicated that all participants showed improvements in decreasing the frequencies of their inappropriate calling out behaviors during the self-monitoring phase. However, once the intervention was over, student behavior resumed to baseline levels. The implication of this study indicated that self-management strategy (self-monitoring) was a non-punitive method successfully used in a juvenile correctional setting.