Behavioral intent of power and affiliation

Implications for functional analysis

John W Maag, Suzanne E. Kemp

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Abstract

Functional analysis is determining the Intent (or purpose) a behavior serves by manipulating relevant variables. There are two major functions of problem behavior: (a) to obtain something desirable, such as attention from others or tangible objects/activities (positive reinforcement), and (b) to escape/avoid something aversive, such as a difficult task (negative reinforcement), However, two well-researched constructs from the social psychology literature-power/control and affiliation-may be valid outcomes for some students, The purpose of this article Is to consider power/control and affiliation as valid functions for some students' maladaptive behaviors and describe how school-based manipulations for testing them may be performed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-64
Number of pages8
JournalRemedial and Special Education
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

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Behavioral intent of power and affiliation : Implications for functional analysis. / Maag, John W; Kemp, Suzanne E.

In: Remedial and Special Education, Vol. 24, No. 1, 01.01.2003, p. 57-64.

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