TITLE

PERCEPTIONS AND PRACTICES OF SOCIAL BEHAVIORS AMONG UNIVERSITY STUDENTS IN PAKISTAN

AUTHOR(S)
Najam -- ul - Kashif; Ali, Akhtar; Kelly, Timothy B.
PUB. DATE
March 2013
SOURCE
Far East Journal of Psychology & Business;Mar2013, Vol. 10 Issue 3, p59
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The major purpose of the article was to identify the perceptions and practices of social behaviors among university students in Pakistan. More than 350 students, 50 teachers and 45 parents of the students from 2 universities responded on the three independent questionnaires, one each for students, teachers and parents, through scheduled meetings. Some common behaviors were also observed at canteen, grounds, university transport and corridors etc through observation sheet. SPSS and NVIVO software were employed to analyze quantitative and qualitative data sets. Sportsmanship, Substance misuse, cheating, wreckage, joyriding, bullying, harassment, pressurizing others, aggression, love affairs, classroom disturbance, graffiti writing and prostitution were appeared as the most commonly occurring negative behaviors among the students. Recommendations were made to modify the negative behaviors among students.
ACCESSION #
87977551

 

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