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Clark Atlanta University(CAU)

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First Advisor

Dr. Stanley Mims


The purpose of this study was to test the relationship between the types of discipline modalities and the incidences of deviate behavior and to identify specific disciplinary methods that directly affect students' behaviors. Disciplinary records for the school years 1987-1988 and 1988-89 were compiled for 180 students, randomly selected, 45 from each grade 9-12. The data were analyzed using a t test. It was hypothesized by the investigator that when the results were known, there would not be any significant difference between the incidences of deviate behavior and the discipline modality used to correct the behavior. It was found that the discipline modality used helped to reduce incidences of recidivism.

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