Understanding General Educators' Preferences for Addressing Disruptive Classroom Behavior

This session is from the NASP 2022 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 4,9
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 2: Promoting Social and Emotional Development

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. to learn which components of classroom management strategies general education teachers attend to most when selecting an intervention.
  2. to learn what assemblage of characteristics is most likely to promote selection of an intervention for improving class-wide disruptive behavior.
  3. to increase their understanding of the interdisciplinary significance of the research to practice gap, as well as frameworks for situating the roles of researchers and practitioners in addressing that gap.


Research is not likely to diffuse to practice without explicit effort and design (Rogers, 2003). The current study evaluated the considerations of general educators when selecting intervention plans for behavior challenges within their classroom. Preferences were evaluated using a discrete-choice experiment in which teachers chose between different profiles of behavior intervention plans. Attendees will learn how general educators make decisions about classroom management strategies and corresponding implications for the current landscape of behavior intervention materials.



Laura A. Alba, University of California, Riverside
Bhawandeep K. Bains, University of California, Riverside
Tyler A. Womack, University of California, Riverside
Austin H. Johnson, University of California, Riverside


Rondy Yu


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