Date of Award


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Master of Science (MS)




Eckert, Tanya


Intervention Adherence, Treatment Integrity

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It is widely accepted that treatment integrity is an important component in evaluating the validity of an intervention (Collier-Meek et al., 2013), and empirical research has demonstrated a positive relationship between high treatment integrity and intervention outcomes (Hengeller et al., 1997; Huey et al., 2000; Noell et al., 2002; Scott et al., 2019; Wilder et al., 2006). Participant adherence, a foundational dimension of treatment integrity (Sanetti et al., 2021), should also be examined in order to make valid conclusions regarding intervention effectiveness. The current study sought to descriptively explore students’ adherence to a performance feedback, goal setting, and self-graphing intervention in the content area of writing, as well as examine the relationship between student intervention adherence and intervention outcomes. A total of 30 third-grade students were assessed for intervention adherence at the conclusion of the intervention. Results of this study indicated that students typically adhered to the intervention examined in the context of the present study with high levels of intervention completion (M =98.5%) and accuracy (M = 85.5%). Small and statistically nonsignificant relationships (range, r = .213 to .207) were found between student intervention adherence and intervention outcomes.


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