The Effect of Physical Activity on Maladaptive Behaviors in a Behavior Learning Support (BLS) Classroom
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Type of Work30 p.
action research papers
ProgramMasters of Education
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SubjectsEducation -- Research papers (Graduate)
Physical education for problem children -- Research
Behavioral assessment of children -- Research
Education, Elementary -- Research
The purpose of this study was to determine if antecedent physical activity would impact the prevalence of maladaptive behaviors in a behavior support elementary classroom (n = 6). The measurement tool was a behavioral point sheet that provided behavioral scores for each participant in the study. This study used a pre-experimental design with a variant of a one-group pretest-posttest design to compare pre-intervention baseline data to post-intervention data. There was no significant difference in the Behavioral Score of students during the baseline period (Mean = 92.40, SD = 4.32) and during the intervention period (Mean = 91.24, SD = 5.42)[t(5) = .61, p > .05]. Researchers should continue to study the effects of antecedent physical activity as maladaptive behaviors become an increasing concern for classroom teachers.