Socio-educational Determinants of “Bad Behavior” of Students

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  • Title: Socio-educational Determinants of “Bad Behavior” of Students: A Comparative Analysis among Primary, Secondary, and High School
  • Author(s): Alexandra Bekiari, Stergiani Deliligka, Aikaterini Vasilou, Nikolaos Hasanagas
  • Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Collection: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Series: The Learner
  • Journal Title: The International Journal of Learner Diversity and Identities
  • Keywords: Verbal Aggressiveness, Students, Social Network Analysis
  • Volume: 26
  • Issue: 1
  • Year: 2019
  • ISSN: 2327-0128 (Print)
  • ISSN: 2327-2627 (Online)
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.18848/2327-0128/CGP/v26i01/1-19
  • Citation: Bekiari, Alexandra , Stergiani Deliligka, Aikaterini Vasilou, and Nikolaos Hasanagas. 2019. "Socio-educational Determinants of “Bad Behavior” of Students: A Comparative Analysis among Primary, Secondary, and High School." The International Journal of Learner Diversity and Identities 26 (1): 1-19. doi:10.18848/2327-0128/CGP/v26i01/1-19.
  • Extent: 19 pages

Abstract

The aim of this research is to reveal “bad behavior” (verbal aggressiveness) comparatively in primary, secondary, and high school students. Quantitative social network analysis was used. Network samples were collected in Central Greece (totaling 157 nodes). Non-network variables (family state, rural origin, etc.) are correlated with the “bad behavior” (network variables). Selected results: Irony presents stable density and “black sheep” structures diachronically. In primary school, rurality enhances isolationism or alienation. The rural origin of secondary school students seems to protect them against aggressiveness. A difference between primary and secondary school students consists in the tendency to connect aggressiveness with truancy as a reaction of unsociability and not just as an action of relaxing. In high school, using web surfing for school reasons protects against verbal aggressiveness. In high school, the students seem to be quite similar to primary school students, while in secondary school they seem to change their behavior.