Reducing problem behaviors on the playground: An investigation of the application of school-wide positive behavior supports


Investigated the efficacy of positive behavior support (PBS) prevention/early intervention strategies on the rate of problem behavior displayed by elementary schools students during recess. Specifically, this study examined the effects of directly teaching playground-related behaviors and the use of a group contingency to reinforce mastery in an elementary school.


Psychology in the Schools


  • M. J. Kelk
  • Timothy J. Lewis
  • Lori Newcomer
  • L. J. Powers

Prevention Level

  • Primary


  • Administrators
  • PBS Coaches
  • PBS Teams

System Impacts

  • District Team
  • Whole School


  • Elementary School
  • Systems