Administrative Perspective on Violence in School Environment in Official High Schools (Sample of Bursa Province)

Volume 7 Issue2 (April 2022)
Halime Güngör Muammer Değirmendere Suat Gürbüz
Pages: 71-87 Download Count : 276 View Count: 724 DOI Number 10.24331/ijere.931047 Facebook Share on Google+ Save to Zotero Save to Mendeley

Abstract:


The aim of this study is to determine the views of school managers about the situation, time, place, the groups that violence incidents experienced and causes of violence in the level of students, teachers, administrators and parents in official high schools in Bursa. Phenomenological design, one of the qualitative research methods, was used in the study. The study group consists of 54 public high school managers in January-March 2020. A semi-structured interview form developed by the researchers was used as a data collection tool in the study. Face-to-face interviews were conducted with 54 high school managers, including 39 school principals, 14 assistant principals and 1 senior assistant principal. The data were analyzed with categorical content analysis and frequency analysis, which are among the types of content analysis. Findings show that violence is experienced more intensely in Vocational and Technical high schools because students experience uncertainty about setting goals for the future. Violence is experienced more intensely in Sports High Schools may be due to the fact that students participate more in physical activities, have more physical strength and have difficulty controlling their physical power when they get angry because they have difficulty in anger management as of their age.

Keywords

  • Violence
  • high school
  • principals
  • teachers
  • students
  • parents
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