School of Education
Doctor of Philosophy in Education (PhD)
PBIS, Behavior, Intervention, Teacher Perception, Training
Education | Psychology
Morley, Victoria Leigh Harr, "The Relationship between the Amount of Training Time and Perceived Training Effectiveness to Teacher Perceptions about the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Framework" (2022). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 3554.
With a rise of behavioral concerns in the classroom, education systems have turned to positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS) to reinforce positive behaviors. The purpose of this quantitative predictive correlational study was to examine the relationship between the fidelity of PBIS implementation, teacher perceived effectiveness of the programs, and time spent implementing the program. The theoretical framework for this study came from the applied behavior analysis theory. The researcher used a quantitative predictive correlational design to examine the relationship between the fidelity of implementation of PBIS programs, teacher perception of effectiveness of the PBIS framework, and time spent implementing PBIS. The study sample was taken from a population of approximately 600 elementary, middle, and high school teachers in a rural school district in East Tennessee during the 2020-2021 school year. The Benchmarks of Quality (BoQ) and the Teacher Perceptions of Positive Behavior Intervention Support Survey (Thornton, 2012) were used to measure implementation fidelity of PBIS programs and teacher perception of PBIS programs, respectively. The assumption of linearity and the assumption of bivariate normal distribution were tested using a scatterplot. A bivariate linear regression was used to examine the relationship between implementation fidelity of PBIS programs and teacher perceptions of program effectiveness, and another was used to examine the relationship between time spent implementing PBIS and teacher perceptions of program effectiveness. The study revealed a significant predictive relationship between implementation fidelity of PBIS programs and teacher perceptions of the programs.