Unformatted text preview: in the appropriate or adaptive 47 behavior. Students repeatedly view these tapes over a period of days as an
intervention (Creer & Miklich, 1970).
Self-modeling has been found to be an effective intervention for a number
of behaviors such as increasing appropriate classroom participation (Hartley,
Bray, & Kehle, 1998), increasing cooperative classroom behavior (Lonnecker,
Brady, McPherson, & Hawkins, 1994), improving parenting skills (Reamer,
Brady, & Hawkins, 1998), and reducing aggressive/disruptive behaviors
(McCurdy & Shapiro, 1988). Additionally, self-modeling has been used with
preschoolers through adults (Buggey, 1999).
There are a number of possible explanations for the effectiveness of selfmodeling. First, students tend to profit more from modeling that is delivered by
models who are similar to them (Bandura, 1986). Using a student as her or his
model provides the greatest degree of model/learner similarity. Second, selfmodeling may positively affect self-efficacy (Kehle, Bray, Margian...
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