The Effect of Restorative Practices on Disruptive Behaviors
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The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of restorative practices on disruptive student behavior. The measurement tool was minor incident reports (MIR) from the second and third quarter of the 2018-2019 school year. This study used a variant of a pre-experimental one-group pretest-posttest design in which data was collected over a 5-week baseline and 5-week intervention period. The mean number of MIR under Restorative Practices (Mean = 6.92, SD = 4.07) was significantly lower than under traditional classroom management (Mean = 10.93, SD = 4.36) [t(3) = 5.59, p = .01]. Further research would be beneficial to see the effects restorative practices can have when it is implemented school wide and over a longer duration of time.