Comparative Study

| Published: October 18, 2018

Token Economy – Technique to Reduce Violence and Destructive Behavior among Intellectual Disabled Children

Hemamalini. T

Research Scholar, Dept. of Psychology, University of Mysore, Mysore, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Prof. Ramaswamy C

Principal, University College of Fine Arts, Manasagangothri, Mysore, Karnataka, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.010/20180604

DOI: 10.25215/0604.010


The present study aims at examining the effectiveness of a token economy in reducing violence and destructive behavior. A total of 100 children from the various disabled school of Mysore city was screened for PBBS (NIMH, 2015), to assess the level of violence and destructive behavior. Among them, 10 students were randomly assigned for the experimental group, who received 12 intervention sessions (Received tokens for minimizing the targeted behavior) and another 10 were assigned for a control group who did not receive any intervention. The directional hypothesis was formulated and the obtained results were statistically analyzed using independent samples ‘t’ tests and repeated measure ANOVA The obtained ‘t’ scores before implementation of intervention technique indicated no significant difference between both the group. Repeated measure ANOVA revealed that introduction of the token economy had a positive effect in reducing the violence and destructive behavior among the intellectually disabled children.

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ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.010/20180604

DOI: 10.25215/0604.010

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Published in   Volume 06, Issue 4, October-December, 2018

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