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ERIC Number: EJ830541
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1570-2081
Perceptions of Student Misconduct, Perceived Respect for Teachers, and Support for Corporal Punishment among School Teachers in South Korea: An Exploratory Case Study
Brown, Ben
Educational Research for Policy and Practice, v8 n1 p3-22 Apr 2009
This article provides an analysis of survey data on perceptions of student misconduct, perceived respect for teachers, and support for corporal punishment among school teachers in South Korea. The data were gathered from a survey of 110 middle and high school teachers in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. Descriptive, chi square, logistic regression, ordinal regression, and linear regression statistical analyses were conducted. The majority of teachers surveyed indicated believing that student misconduct and lack of respect for teachers are big problems in Korea and that the problems have become worse over the years. The majority of teachers supported the use of corporal punishment at the middle school level, but the teachers were divided on the question of whether corporal punishment is necessary at the high school level. Regression analyses of the data showed that neither demographic characteristics nor perceived respect for teachers significantly impacted support for corporal punishment. The only variable which significantly affected support for corporal punishment in the regression analyses was the belief that student behavior has become worse over the years. The policy implications are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea