Effects of Restorative Discipline Model on Bullying and Violence in High Schools

Volume 2 - Issue 2
Arzu HANHAN
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Abstract:


The purpose of the research is to establish the prevalence of bullying and violent behavior among students of general and vocational high schools of low-medium socio-economic status; and to evaluate the efficiency of Restorative Discipline Model in solving peer bullying and violence in a stable and constructive way. The research employed both qualitative and quantitative research methods and techniques. To obtain quantitative data the sample group consisted of 561 students of grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 while the group that provided qualitative date consisted of 145 students and 31 various “Restorative Practices” involving bullying or violence problems. The quantitative data were analyzed statistically and content analysis was applied to analyze the qualitative data. All of the 31 discipline problem cases were solved permanently and constructively. It can be inferred from the results that the Restorative Discipline Model is an effective tool for the solution of peer bullying and violence problems at general high schools and vocational high schools of low-medium socioeconomic level in Turkey.

Keywords

  • restorative discipline
  • peer bullying
  • violence
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