Behavior Analysis in Practice

, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 430–434 | Cite as

Improving Classroom Appearance and Organization Through a Supervisory Performance Improvement Intervention

  • Kristina Goings
  • Lea Carr
  • Helena Maguire
  • Jill M. Harper
  • James K. LuiselliEmail author
Brief Practice


This study evaluated the effects of a supervisory intervention on maintenance of appearance and organization in classrooms at a human services program for children and youths. The intervention combined performance feedback to classroom staff, public posting of performance outcomes, and eligibility for a performance-based incentive. Conducted in a multiple-baseline design, intervention was immediately and consistently effective in all classrooms. These findings support organizational behavior management applications within human services programs to improve performance that is related to environmental care.


environmental care human services programs organizational behavior management performance improvement 


Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.

Ethical approval

All procedures were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

Informed consent

Informed consent was obtained from all of the participants included in the study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kristina Goings
    • 1
  • Lea Carr
    • 1
  • Helena Maguire
    • 1
  • Jill M. Harper
    • 1
  • James K. Luiselli
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Melmark New EnglandAndoverUSA

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