REASONS FOR STUDENTS’ VIOLENT BEHAVIOR AGAINST TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS IN UPPER PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS: NABLUS GOVERNORATE AS A MODEL
Introduction: This study aimed to identify the causes of students’ violent behavior which is exerted on teachers and administrators in upper primary and secondary schools from the point of view of teachers and administrators working at Nablus Governorate, West Bank, Palestine. The current study was conducted during the first semester 2021/2022 AD to identify any possible statistically significant differences based on a number of variables including educational qualification, years of experience, and the school level or stage the respondent is working at. Method: To achieve the objectives of this study; the researchers used the descriptive approach and designed a questionnaire consisting of (40) items. To collect information about the causes of student violent behavior directed against teachers and administrators in upper primary and secondary schools; the study sample consisted of (344) teachers and administrators; and the validity and reliability of the study tool were verified. Results: The study came out with a number of important results; the researchers found that there were no statistically significant differences at the level of significance (α = 0.05) for the causes of students’ violent behavior directed against teachers and administrators in upper primary schools and secondary schools from the point of view of teachers and administrators working in Nablus governorate schools attributed to the variables of academic qualification and years of experience. However, the study findings showed that there were statistically significant differences at the level of significance (α = 0.05) attributed to the variable of the school level or stage. Conclusion: The researchers recommended the need to enhance integration between the family and the upper primary school and secondary school to address the problem of violence against teachers among students through parents’ councils.
Keywords: Student Violence, Administrators, Teachers, Upper and Secondary Primary School.