PUSH AND PULL FACTORS OF NEGATIVE SOCIAL BEHAVIORS AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN DISTRICT BAHAWALPUR
Keywords:Literature, Negative social behavior, secondary school students
This research was entitled “Push and Pull factors of negative social behaviors among Secondary school students in District Bahawalpur”. Major purpose of the study was to investigate the nature and causes of negative social behavior of secondary school students. The study also intended to provide some suggestions to eradicate causes of negative behaviors among the students. The review of related literature supported in drawing theoretical foundations of the study. The research focused to examine current situation of the students’ behaviors and factors influencing theses behavior. Survey method was used to gather required information. The 500 students and 120 teachers were randomly selected from the secondary schools of district Bahawalpur. Similarly 290 parents of sampled students were also approached to collect information. Three separate questionnaires were constructed and administered to the students, teachers and parents in this regard. The questionnaires focused on examining the roots of different negative social behaviors of secondary school students and factors that promote or reduce their existence among the students. The collected data were recorded in SPSS files. The findings unveil various factors that play role in developing negative social behaviors among the secondary school students. The major factors, in this regard, are lack of parents’ awareness of their siblings attitudes, teachers’ weakness in controlling the students’ behaviors and misinterpretation of social norms. The study recommends that parents and teachers should understand the needs and psychology of learners and behave friendly with them. They should also present themselves as a role model for the students. They must try to provide the students basic Islamic knowledge, and understanding of social norms, rituals and traditions. Parents and teachers should appreciate their children when they behave well. This strategy will serve as a positive reinforcement to the young ones. School can play positive role to eradicate negative behaviors among the students. Schools should arrange games and co-curricular activities for promoting positive social behaviors among the students.
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