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Pages: 923-938
Publication year: 2012
ISBN: 978-84-616-0763-1
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 5th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 19-21 November, 2012
Location: Madrid, Spain

THE NATURE, CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF SCHOOL VIOLENCE IN SOUTH AFRICAN HIGH SCHOOLS

A. Shumba1, V.N. Ncontsa2

1Central University of Technology (SOUTH AFRICA)
2University of Fort Hare (SOUTH AFRICA)
This study sought to investigate the nature, causes and effects of school violence in four South African high schools. The participants comprised of 80 learners and 20 educators from the selected schools. Data were collected using questionnaires and interviews. The questionnaire was pilot studied in a school outside the district used. Themes, tables and percentages were used to analyse and interpret data collected from the participants. The study found that bullying; vandalism, gangsterism and corporal punishment were the most prevalent forms of school violence in schools. The study also found that school violence causes the following effects on learners: loss of concentration; poor academic performance; get scared and bunk classes; chaos and lose time; and depression. The implications of these findings were discussed in detail in the article.
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A. Shumba, V.N. Ncontsa (2012) THE NATURE, CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF SCHOOL VIOLENCE IN SOUTH AFRICAN HIGH SCHOOLS, ICERI2012 Proceedings, pp. 923-938.
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