Capstone/Dissertation Title

What is the Effect of (or Relationship between) Outdoor Active Recess on (and) Student Behavior?


Summer 8-15-2016



Degree Name

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Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair

Walter Enloe

Secondary Advisor/Reader One

Cathy Kincheloe

Peer-Reviewer/Reader Two

Sarah Bianucci


The research question for this action research project was, what is the effect of (or relationship between) outdoor active recess on (and) student behavior? It compares student behavioral data collected during a two-week outdoor active recess period with data collected during a two-week indoor inactive recess period. The author analyzed the data by infraction, grade and gender while using research literature to construct meaning and validate the study. Findings showed that twice as many office discipline referrals were issued when the students had an inactive inside recess rather than an active outside recess.

Research Methodology

Action Research


Recess, Student Behavior

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