Schoolwide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support Practices: Review of Studies in the Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions
Kürşat ÖğülmüşSpecial Education Specialist and Vice Director of Life Long Learning Research and Development Center, Kırıkkale University, Yahşihan, Kırıkkale, Turkey
Sezgin VuranSpecial Education Department, Faculty of Education, Anadolu University, Eskişehir, Turkey
Schoolwide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (SWPBIS) focuses on interventions in order to meet the social behavioral demands of schools with the help of a three-tiered model. The main aim in SWPBIS is to ensure behavioral success and academic achievement of students in schools. By analyzing the related studies it was seen that there are many studies focusing on the effectiveness of SWPBIS practices in schools and there is an ascending trend in the application of SWPBIS in schools. As a result, this study was conducted to review the experimental and quasi-experimental studies related to the SWPBIS published in the Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions (JPBI) between 1999 and 2015. The studies were examined in depth by using epistemological document analysis in 6 categorical areas: (a) purpose, (b) participants, (c) dependent variables, (d) method, (e) limitations, and (f) recommendations. Findings are discussed in accordance with the relevant literature. Finally, new proposals were made for new research and applicability in other countries.