Managing Adolescent Behavior: A Multiyear, Multischool Study


A 3-year study in 8 middle schools tested a program to improve adolescent conduct. The program attempted to improve clarity and enforcement of rules, classroom organization, school-home communication, and increase reinforcement of positive behavior. Where it was well-implemented, student conduct improved significantly.


American Educational Research Journal from SAGE


  • Denise C. Gottfredson

Prevention Level

  • Primary


  • Administrators
  • District Contacts
  • PBS Coaches

System Impacts

  • District Team
  • State Team
  • Whole School


  • High School
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Mental Health
  • Systems