Graduation Year


Document Type




Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.)

Degree Granting Department

Child and Family Studies

Major Professor

Raymond G. Miltenberger, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Kimberly Crosland, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Kwang-Sun Blair, Ph.D.


sports, task analysis, performance feedback, applied behavior analysis


This study used a multiple baseline across behaviors design to evaluate the use of video self-evaluation on the performance of dance movements. The self-evaluation condition included training participants how to view a video of them performing the dance movement and evaluate their own performance from video using a task analysis of the movement. Each participant applied the self-evaluation procedure to three separate dance moves. Target behaviors were scored using an individualized task analysis for each dance move. Self-evaluation improved all three dance moves for each participant. Self-evaluation produced an increase in all target behaviors from baseline to intervention for each participant. Social validity was also assessed, which yielded high likability of the procedure from the participants as well as social significant increases in target behavior performance as assessed by proficient dance instructors. Though some increases in performance were gradual, self-evaluation is proposed to be an effective, efficient, and accessible procedure to increase performance of competitive dance movements.