Evaluating Behavioral Skills Training to Increase the Use of Verbal Feedback with Personal Trainers
Master of Science (M.S.)
Degree Granting Department
Child and Family Studies
Raymond Miltenberger, Ph.D.
Kimberly Crosland, Ph.D.
Anthony Concepcion, Ph.D.
corrective feedback, positive feedback, personal trainers, organizational behavior management
This study investigated behavioral skills training (BST) to improve feedback skills of personal trainers. We used a multiple baseline across participants design to evaluate the effects of BST for teaching personal trainers to provide positive and corrective feedback to their clients during various exercises within a private gym setting. In addition, we conducted observer absent observations in baseline and intervention to see if increases in the behavior occurred when the researcher was not present. Results indicated that BST was successful for both participants. Future studies should evaluate BST as a training method for personal trainers and assess its effectiveness across other skills.
Scholar Commons Citation
Beck, Towanda, "Evaluating Behavioral Skills Training to Increase the Use of Verbal Feedback with Personal Trainers" (2021). USF Tampa Graduate Theses and Dissertations.