Types of motivationg operations in interventions with problem behaviour: a systematic review.

Simó-Pinatella, David and Font-Roura, Josep and Planella-Morató, Joaquima and McGill, Peter and Alomar-Kurz, Elisabeth and Giné, Climent (2013) Types of motivationg operations in interventions with problem behaviour: a systematic review. Behavior Modification, 37 (1). pp. 3-38. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1177/0145445512448096) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

A motivating operation (MO) alters both the effectiveness of a stimulus as a reinforcer and the current frequency of all behavior that has been reinforced by that particular stimulus. This article reviews studies that have manipulated a MO during interventions with school-age participants with intellectual disabilities and problem behavior. A systematic review was conducted using the following major electronic databases: PsychInfo, Education Resources Information Center, Science Direct, Blackwell, SAGE, and Medline. A total of 31 published articles representing 55 participants was examined. Findings from this study suggest that the modification of a MO usually has an effect on the problem behavior by either establishing or abolishing its motivation. Furthermore, a relationship was found between the type of MO and the behavioral function identified. The theoretical and practical implications of these findings, limitations of this study and potential issues for future research are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV1568 Disability studies
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Jo Ruffels
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2013 10:30 UTC
Last Modified: 30 May 2014 13:26 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/34427 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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