The contingent use of trading stamps in reducing truancy: A case report

John T. Zweig, Michael H. Epstein, Barry Chlebnikow, Douglas Cullinan

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A contingency contract procedure was used to reduce truancy in a 13-year-old learning-disabled subject. The subject received a daily amount of trading stamps contingent on school attendance. Results showed a significant decrease in truancy from three to four days per week to less than one per week. A reversal design indicated that truancy could be controlled by the contingency procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)230-232
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Experimental Education
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1979


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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