The Undesirable Behaviors of Students in Academic Classrooms, and the Discipline Strategies Used by Faculty Members to Control Such Behaviors from the Perspective of the College of Education Students in King Saud University

  •  Norah Al Qahtani    


This study aimed to identify the undesirable students’ behaviors in academic classrooms, and the disciplinary, preventive and therapeutic strategies that will be used by faculty members to control those behaviors from the perspective of the College of Education’s students in King Saud University. The results of the study has shown that the undesirable behavior in academic classrooms that strongly apply to the sample are: cheating and plagiarism regarding homework and research, replying with a rude manners, using cell phones, side talking, and arriving late to lectures. And in regards to the discipline strategies that are used by faculty members, which strongly apply to the sample, and are related to co-educational assets, are: submitting a detailed plan at the beginning of the semester, establishing clear and concise discipline rules in the classroom and strictly follow them, explaining the consequences of not following the classroom discipline rules, treating students with respect and without mockery or embarrassment, and maintaining eye contact. In addition, the therapeutic disciplinary strategies are: giving a first notice to the student to remind him or her of the discipline rules, asking the student calmly but strictly to stop the undesirable behavior. The study has come up with a number of recommendations and suggestions.

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