Association for Behavior Analysis International

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33rd Annual Convention; San Diego, CA; 2007

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Symposium #258
International Symposium - Management Process in Educational Places: Developing Behavioral Strategies for Improvement
Sunday, May 27, 2007
3:00 PM–4:20 PM
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Area: EDC; Domain: Applied Research
Chair: Sebastian Figueroa Rodríguez (Universidad Veracruzana)
Discussant: Sebastian Figueroa Rodríguez (Universidad Veracruzana)
Abstract: Symposia looks to discuss the importance and impact of applied behavior analysis projects already concluded. The main reason for develop such a widespread strategy, is to promote improvements in Education at different levels.
Creativity Profile of Mexican Researchers: A Preliminary Approach.
ROCIO ANGELICA GONZALEZ RMO (Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi), Sebastian Figueroa Rodríguez (Universidad Veracruzana)
Abstract: Given the need to promote research in Mexico and the challenges entailed in the training of researchers, creativity among psychology researchers was explored in order to identify psychological profiles, exploring the following dimensions: Person, Process, Product and Context. 88 researchers from 26 federal entities of Mexico participated as a sample, answering a survey designed ad hoc. A conglomerate analysis (k-means) was done, and 3 groups with significant differences were obtained. First group, researchers in training predominantly involved themselves in creative process, and were associated with a low rate of productivity. Next one, Isolated researchers, focused themselves on elevated productivity with little emphasis on context. Finally, Consolidated researchers, demonstrated high levels in all dimensions of Creativity. Results are discussed and proposals are stated for the above mentioned purpose.
In-Work Satisfaction as a Preventive Factor in Burnout Syndrome in Academic Employees.
ALEJANDRA BONOLA-JIMÉNEZ (Universidad Veracruzana), Blandina Bernal Mrales (Universidad Veracruzana), Sebastian Figueroa Rodríguez (Universidad Veracruzana)
Abstract: Objective of this project was to determine in what extent academic employees’s burnout syndrome was linked to their productivity into a Mexican Research Institute. Sample was integrated by volunteer professors/researchers. MBI test (Maslach and Jackson, 1986), an interview of their academic production record and a fill out form with personal information were required to get the information. By a Spearman tests it was founded a 0.91 relation between burnout syndrome and academic productivity, by a cluster tests were observed four groups, participates who got more productivity also lived with more burnout syndrome. Analysis and discussion of foundings suggested that high levels of in-work satisfaction present in sample, prevents the typically devasting effects of “burnout”.
Learning and Behavior Modification in Mexican Preschool Children.
ADRIANA ORDAZ GARCÍA (Universidad Cristobal Colon ), Leticia Rivera (Universidad Cristobal Colon), Sebastian Figueroa Rodríguez (Universidad Veracruzana)
Abstract: Present pre-experimental study was developed to identified the most efficient learning strategy (Humanistic or Behaviorist) to increase a target behavior. Twelve first-grade preschool students from a private school in Veracruz, México, were selected as a sample. Data was gathered trough observation and recording of the target behavior in each condition. Conditions were: baseline, Behaviorist Learning Strategies, as independent variable number 1, and independent variable number two (Humanistic Learning Strategies). Significant differences were determinated trough non-parametric statistical tests, that showed Behavioral Learning Strategies were more efficient than those of Humanistic framework in the learning or increase of an specific behavior target.



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