Misbehaviour in Jordanian Secondary Schools

  •  Ameen Mohammed Mousa Mahasneh    
  •  Sharifah Md. Nor    
  •  Abdul Rahman bin Md. Aroff    
  •  Nur Surayyah M. Abdullah    
  •  Bahaman Abu Samah    
  •  Ahmad Mohammed Mousa Mahasneh    
  •  Mohammed Jaber Sherbib Asiri    


The main goal of the current study is to explore the demographic variables that are related to student misbehaviour in Jordanian high schools in the Governorate of Jarash using a survey research design. The level of student misbehaviour is measured by a questionnaire consisting of 30 items distributed over the three categories disobedience, classroom disruption and vandalising school property. The results of the present study show that student misbehaviour differs significantly in respect to the students’ academic achievement and the parents’ level of education. However, student misbehaviour does not differ significantly according to the students’ monthly family income. The findings of the study has viable implications for future school reforms and includes recommendations to improve the role of the family and the school in modern secondary education.

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