Disciplinary Practices of Elementary School Teachers in Arsanjan: Coping with Students Behavioral Problems

Mehrafsha Jahangir


This study attempted to find out the disciplinary practices, employed by elementary school teachers Arsanjan in City. Especially, it sought to answer the following questions: a.) What are the disciplinary practices employed by elementary school teachers to help prevent and control the behavioral problems of students on physical aggression, peer affinity, attention seeking, as perceived by teachers themselves? b.) Is there any difference between the perceptions of male and female teachers?
The descriptive research method was used in gathering the data. The total number of 91 teachers in 5 elementary schools namely: Farhangian, Alzahra, Bagherul olom, Sama and Imam Khomeyni elementary schools were the respondents of the study. Data gathered, analyzed and interpreted, the following were evident: a.) The least disciplinary measure that the teacher-respondents commonly agreed was to call the student whose attention is wavering.  b.) Also the respondents either agreed or likely agreed to disapprove the students’ misbehavior by oral reprimand or tone of voice. c.) There was a significant difference between the perceptions of the male and female teachers.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/wje.v1n2p80


World Journal of Education
ISSN 1925-0746(Print)  ISSN 1925-0754(Online)

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