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A quantitative study on the culture of violence amongst learners in South African schools

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dc.contributor.advisor Ladikos, Anastasios, 1948-
dc.contributor.author Van der Merwe, Nicola
dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-18T09:29:10Z
dc.date.available 2010-02-18T09:29:10Z
dc.date.issued 2009-04
dc.date.submitted 2009-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/3101
dc.description.abstract The focus of this thesis falls on school violence. The research addresses the possibility that a culture of violence exists amongst some South African school-going youth. The researcher identified the attitudes and behaviour of learners towards violence as indicators of the culture of these learners. The research specifically focused on the pro-violence attitudes and violent behaviour of learners. The definition of ‘culture’ which was employed suggests the link between a person’s attitude, behaviour and culture. Information was gathered through literature and empirical research. The data was collected by means of a questionnaire with closed-ended questions and a well-tested tool, namely the Attitudes towards Violence Scale. The results of the empirical research were analyzed with the SPSS Windows data editor computer program. Conclusions and recommendations regarding school violence were made. In addition, a programme to curb such violence was proposed. Some suggestions for further research into this subject were also advanced. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (254 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject School violence en
dc.subject Pro-violence attitude en
dc.subject Violent behaviour en
dc.subject Attitude-behaviour relationship en
dc.subject Culture of violence en
dc.subject Moral degeneration en
dc.subject Juvenile delinquent en
dc.subject School violence prevention en
dc.subject Causes of school violence en
dc.subject Learner en
dc.subject Victim
dc.subject.ddc 371.780968
dc.subject.lcsh School violence -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh School violence -- South Africa -- Prevention
dc.subject.lcsh Children and violence -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh School discipline -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Criminal behavior
dc.title A quantitative study on the culture of violence amongst learners in South African schools en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Criminology and Security Science
dc.description.degree M.A. (Criminology)


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