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The efficacy of self-control procedures as motivational strategies with mentally retarded persons: A review of the literature and guidelines for future Research

HJ Jackson, PG Boag

Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability | Published : 1981

Abstract

A review of the literature was conducted to ascertain the effectiveness of self-recording, self-management and self-instructional procedures as motivational strategies with mentally retarded persons. Studies were classified on the basis of which of the aforementioned procedures they used and whether they addressed themselves to clinical or applied problems or more artificial laboratory-type tasks. Research findings were discussed with regard to methodological considerations such as adequacy of design, control and follow-ups. It was concluded that while self-control strategies have shown clear-cut efficacy in some studies, the majority show a number of deficiencies. They include: 1. use of a ..

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