Adaptation for SW-PBIS: Student Behavior Problems in Chinese Teachers' Perspectives

This session is from the NASP 2022 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 5,8
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 1: Promoting Safe and Positive Schools

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. understand student behavior problems in Chinese teachers’ perspective.
  2. develop a general list of common behavior problems for adjusting SWIS problem behavior list and actions taken in Chinese schools.
  3. spawn cross-cultural comparison studies regarding student problem behaviors and cultural adaptations of school-based interventions.


Chinese schools have witnessed an increase in student behavior problems and are in need of programs like school-wide positive behavioral interventions and support (SW-PBIS). To start culturally adapting SW-PBIS for Chinese schools, this study uses mixed-research methods to examine the common types and severity levels of student behavior problems and actions taken in Chinese teachers’ perspective. The results of this study will help provide a foundation for adapting the data system used in SW-PBIS.



Hao-Jan Luh, PhD, Eastern Illinois University
Hong Ni, California State University
Yu Zhang, EdS, University of Massachusetts


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