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Version 1.1 – Updated August 2021

Decreasing disruptive behavior

Overview

  • Influence: Decreasing disruptive behavior
  • Domain: Classroom
  • Sub-Domain: Classroom influences
  • Potential to Accelerate Student Achievement: Likely to have positive impact
  • Influence Definition: Disruptions by students often aimed to exert a negative influence on the greater classroom environment.

Evidence

  • Number of meta-analyses: 3
  • Number of studies: 165
  • Number of students: 8,426
  • Number of effects: 416
  • Effect size: 0.34

Meta-Analyses

Meta-Analyses
Journal Title Author First Author's Country Article Name Year Published Variable Number of Studies Number of Students Number of Effects Effect Size
The Journal of Special Education Skiba & Casey USA Nonaversive procedures in the treatment of classroom behavior problems. 1985 Classroom disruptive behavior 41 883 26 0.93
School Psychology Review Stage & Quiroz USA A meta-analysis of interventions to decrease disruptive classroom behavior in public education settings 1997 Decreasing disruptive behavior 99 5,057 289 0.78
The Journal Of Special Education Reid, Gonzalez, Nordness, Trout, & Epstein USA A meta-analysis of the academic status of students with emotional/behavioral disturbance. 2004 Emotional/Behavioral disturbance 25 2,486 101 -0.69
TOTAL/AVERAGE 165 8,426 416 0.34

Confidence

The Confidence is the average of these four measures, each divided into five approximately equal groups and assigned a value from 1 to 5 based on the following criteria:

  • Number of Meta-analyses
    • 1 = 1
    • 2 = 2–3
    • 3 = 4–6
    • 4 = 7–9
    • 5 = 10+
  • Number of Studies
    • 1 = 1–10
    • 2 = 11–50
    • 3 = 51–200
    • 4 = 201–400
    • 5 = 400+
  • Number of Students
    • 1 = 1–2,500
    • 2 = 2,501–10,000
    • 3 = 10,000–20,000
    • 4 = 20,000–100,000
    • 5 = 100,001+
  • Number of Effects
    • 1 = 1–100
    • 2 = 101–300
    • 3 = 301–600
    • 4 = 601–1,200
    • 5 = 1,200+
Confidences
Number of Meta-Analyses Number of Studies Number of Students Number of Effects Overall Confidence
Confidence Factor 2 3 2 3 3
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