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American Journal of Educational Research. 2013, 1(9), 350-354
DOI: 10.12691/education-1-9-1
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Types and Causes of Students’ Disruptive Behavior in Classroom at Secondary Level in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Safdar Rehman Ghazi1, , Gulap Shahzada1, Muhammad Tariq1 and Abdul Qayum Khan1

1Institute of Education and Research, University of Science and Technology, Bannu, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Pub. Date: October 06, 2013

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Safdar Rehman Ghazi, Gulap Shahzada, Muhammad Tariq and Abdul Qayum Khan. Types and Causes of Students’ Disruptive Behavior in Classroom at Secondary Level in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. American Journal of Educational Research. 2013; 1(9):350-354. doi: 10.12691/education-1-9-1


Secondary school teachers have repeatedly ranked disruptive behaviour as one of the most serious hurdle in effective teaching learning process in the classroom. It has also been reported that the students in public schools feel insecure due to lack of effective disciplinary measures and probable for aggression and unpleasant situation. Teachers are often not well prepared to manage classrooms’ discipline. The present study aimed to investigate the types and causes of disruptive behaviour in classroom at secondary level. Teachers who were teaching in the secondary schools of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa constituted the population of the study. Five hundred (500) teachers were taken as sample, using multi-stage random sampling method. A questionnaire was developed on five point Likert Scale and was distributed among the sampled teachers and collected their responses regarding the types and causes of students’ disruptive behaviour in classroom. Some of the types of disruptive behaviour were reported unanimously reported by most of the teacher however a significant deviation has been reported. It is recommended that the disruptive behaviour of students of secondary schools in Pakistan needs an extensive attention of educators, policy makers and the government to address this area for quality education in the country. For this purpose proper trainings may be arranged for administrators and teachers to equip them regarding disruptive behavior and classroom management.

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