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ERIC Number: EJ894850
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1306-3065
Turkish Secondary School Students' Perceptions of Violence and Crime, and the Relationship between Their Perceptions and Demographics
Ozel, Ali; Bayindir, Nida; Inan, Hatice Zeynep; Ungan, Suat
International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, v3 n2 p89-93 Apr 2008
Violence in schools in Turkey shows an enormous increase in recent years. As it is becoming a serious problem in secondary schools, many violence cases are lasting in courts. In the current study, the aim is to examine and understand how secondary school students perceive violence and crime in schools. The study also aims to see if there is any relation between demographics and perceptions of students. In the current study, this relation is examined and understood through using descriptive statistics, such as mean and frequency analysis. The sample group of the study is composed of secondary students who live in different regions throughout the city, Kutahya. The results of the study show that students who come from families with low socio-economic status (SES) perceive violence and crime differently than students who come from families with middle or high socio-economic status. (Contains 8 tables.)
International Consortium for the Advancement of Academic Publication. Abant Izzet Baysal University, Faculty of Education, 14280 Golkoy-Bolu, Turkey. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey