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Observations of Middle School Environments: Common Areas

Direct observation of staff behavior management practices and overall student behavior in common areas such as hallways/breezeways, lunchroom, outdoors, gym, etc.

observations, Behavior management, behavior, Middle school
Julie Rusby
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Contact

Julie C. Rusby
Oregon Research Institute
1715 Franklin Blvd
Eugene OR, 97403

juliecr@ori.org

Citation and Copyright

Rusby, J. C., Milchak, C., Gordon, J., Ware, R., & Hulegaard, K. (2007). Observations of Middle School Environments: Common Areas. (Unpublished manual). Eugene, OR: Oregon Research Institute.

Instrument

a four page paper coding sheet (teleform format)

Assessment Modality

Observations are to take place when students enter and exit the school, during transitions between classes, break times, and lunch time in common areas of the middle school.

Respondent

Instrument Details

Middle School
20 minutes (shorter when observing passing between classes, minimum 3 minutes)
Staff Behavior Management Strategies:
Actively Connecting with Students (ACT), Approval (APP), Criticism (CRIT), Tangible Reinforcer (T+), Tangible Punitive Consequence (T-)

Student Behavior:
Non-comply (NC), Potentially Dangerous Behavior (PDB), Physical
Aggression (PA), Verbal Aggression (VA)

Publications & Presentations

Rusby, J.C., Crowley, R., Sprague, J., Biglan, A. (2011). Observations of the middle school environment: Context for student behavior beyond the classroom. Psychology in the Schools, 48, 400-415.

Manual

Observation Protocol and Behavior Coding Definitions

Psychometric Properties

Psychometrics for Observations of Middle School Environments: Common Areas - Julie Rusby
Psychometrics for Observations of Middle School Environments: Common Areas - Julie Rusby