The Effects of Self-Management on Challenging Student Behaviors: A Meta-Analysis

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

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

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. understand the state of literature on self-management interventions for addressing student behavior concerns.
  2. learn key self-management intervention components that influence positive student effects.
  3. uncover for whom and under what context self-management interventions are most effective.


Self-management (SM) interventions are often utilized within schools to address student’s challenging behaviors and academic concerns. The current presentation will present results of a meta-analysis focused on: (a) assessing the impact of SM intervention on school-aged children’s academic and behavioral outcomes, (b) determining what components differentially affect positive student outcomes, and (c) evaluating if results are moderated by student characteristics (i.e., race, age/grade, gender).



Tyler E. Smith, University of Missouri/Missouri Prevention Science Institute


Aaron M. Thompson, Jenna M. Strawhun, Daniel Benard, Alyssa B. Kohne


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