Attributions for Problem Behavior as Described by Turkish Teachers of Special Education


Erbaş D., Turan Y., ASLAN Y. G. , Dunlap G.

REMEDIAL AND SPECIAL EDUCATION, cilt.31, no.2, ss.116-125, 2010 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 31 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1177/0741932508327461
  • Dergi Adı: REMEDIAL AND SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.116-125

Özet

The purpose of this survey study was to determine Turkish teachers' attributions of problem behaviors. The participants' (special education teachers) attributions of problem behaviors varied with some teachers showing agreement with a behavioral perspective while others attributed the occurrence of problem behaviors to other factors (e.g., poor parenting, God, the child's disability). Teachers' educational area of specialty and training on behavioral interventions were associated with their beliefs about problem behaviors. Results are discussed in the context of current literature and directions for future researches are suggested.