The effects of a classroom manager role on the social interaction patterns and social status of withdrawn kindergarten students.

Abstract

We examined the effects of assigning a classroom manager's role on the frequency of social interactions and the sociometric standing of three withdrawn kindergarten students. Results showed that when the three socially withdrawn students were placed in the manager's role they substantially increased the frequency of their positive social initiations during free-play time, were the recipients of many more positive and significantly fewer negative social bids from their peers, were rated more favorably by their classmates on a sociometric rating scale, and were selected more frequently as best friends by their peers. In addition, follow-up data suggested partial maintenance of treatment effects when students no longer occupied manager positions.

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@article{Sainato1986TheEO, title={The effects of a classroom manager role on the social interaction patterns and social status of withdrawn kindergarten students.}, author={Diane M Sainato and L Maheady and Gerald L Shook}, journal={Journal of applied behavior analysis}, year={1986}, volume={19 2}, pages={187-95} }