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The Frequency of Unwanted Student Behaviours in Secondary Schools in Terms of Certain Variables

Faysal Özdaş 1 and Burhan Akpinar 2
1. Dept. of Educational Sciences, Mardin Artuklu University, Mardin, Turkey
2. Dept. of Educational Sciences, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey
Abstract—Unwanted student behaviors are considered to be the biggest obstacle at schools for education to reach its goals. This case may threaten the goals and the safety of schools, and make classroom management difficult. The aim of this study is to examine the frequency of unwanted students behaviors in terms of some personal variables of teachers. The sample of the study consists of 316 secondary school teachers who worked in Batman central district in 2013. As a data collection tool, "Frequency Scale of Unwanted Student Behaviours", which was developed by [11] was utilized. The data were analyzed by using SPSS for Windows 18.0. According to the analysis results, considering the gender, there is difference between teachers' views on regarding the frequency of unwanted student behaviours in the dimension of " out-of-class behaviours". This difference is in female teachers favour. When compared to male teachers, female teachers indicates more that unwanted student behaviours occur. Considering the socio-economic variable, there is significant difference between upper-level and lower-level, and medium-level and lower-level in the dimensions of "interpersonal relationship" and "out-of-class behaviours". This difference is in the favour of lower-level in both dimensions. As for the "interpersonal relationship", there is difference between upper-level and lower-level in this dimension. Again, the difference is in the favour of lower-level.

Index Terms—unwanted student behaviours, socioeconomic level, unwanted student behaviours in secondary schools

Cite: Faysal Özdaş and Burhan Akpinar, "The Frequency of Unwanted Student Behaviours in Secondary Schools in Terms of Certain Variables," International Journal of Learning and Teaching, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 43-47, June 2016. doi: 10.18178/ijlt.2.1.43-47
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