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Title: Operant conditioning and interpersonal characteristics of moderately mentally retarded learners in Ollesos division Nandi County Kenya.
Authors: Kamarey, Bernard Kipyego
Keywords: Interpersonal characteristics
mentally retarded learners
Ollesos division Nandi County Kenya
Issue Date: Sep-2013
Publisher: Kampala international University college of Education open and distance learning
Abstract: The topic if the study was “Operant conditioning and Interpersonal characteristics of learners with moderate mental retardation” It was guided by the following objectives: To determinethe level of operant conditioning used with learners with moderate mental retardation, To determine the interpersonal characteristics of learners with moderate mental retardation, To establish if there is a relationship between operant conditioning on interpersonal characteristics of learners with moderate mental retardation. The research hypothesis of the study was that ~‘There is no significant relationship between operant conditioning and interpersonal characteristics of learners with moderate mental retardation.” The methodology of the study was descriptive correlation survey since it seeks to establish the relationship between operant conditioning and interpersonal characteristics of learners with mental retardation. The findings of the study were that, the level of operant conditioning was high/good and the level of interpersonal characteristics was also high/good. It was also found that there is a positive relationship between operant conditioning and interpersonal character~stjcs of leari.ers with mental retardation. Therefore, the researcher concluded that since the leve of operant conditioning and interpersonal characteristics were hgl~ and the hypothesis was accepted then increase in operant conditioning techniques will exhibit increase in interpersonal characteristics of learners that are moderately retarded. He therefore recommends that Teachers should devise other means in case of failure by learners through provision of positive reinforcements may stimulate the learners towards positive attitude and working hard towards class work progress and performance andi that teachers should devisemeans of motivation and encouraging learners towards self-expression and be able to give their contributions during class lessons
Description: A thesis Presented to the college of higher degrees and research Kampala International University Kampala, Uganda In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree Master of Special Needs Education
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12306/5302
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