Factors affecting the outcomes of community-based behavioral support: II. Assessing the relative importance of factor categories


This study was conducted to identify relative priorities among variables mediating the outcomes of community-based behavioral support for individuals with severe disabilities. Data were obtained through questionnaires completed by individuals representing three constituency groups: parents/guardians, direct service providers, and trainers/consultants. The questionnaire asked participants to rate and rank 12 factor categories that were identified in a previous phase of this investigation (Hieneman & Dunlap, 2000). The results showed that all 12 factor categories were considered at least "somewhat important;' and the factor labeled "buy-in with intervention" was identified as the most important category. Comparisons of relative priorities revealed considerable consistency across the three constituency groups. The results add support to the notion that effective community-based support is based on an array of variables related to the context, individuals, and systems involved.


Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions


  • Glen Dunlap
  • M. Hieneman

Prevention Level

  • Tertiary


  • Parents
  • PBS Coaches
  • Specialists

System Impact

  • Individual Student


  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Systems