Identifying Challenging Behaviors Demonstrated by Students in Schools and Interventions for the Challenging Behaviors


KARASU N., Sert C., DEMİRTAŞ Ş., ATBAŞI Z., AYKUT Ç.

CUKUROVA UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF EDUCATION JOURNAL, vol.48, no.1, pp.176-206, 2019 (ESCI) identifier

Abstract

The aim of this study is to identify the challenging behaviors of the students and interventions for these behaviors according to the views of the educational staff. The sample was planned within the scope of descriptive qualitative research, and consists of 54 participants working in the primary and secondary schools of the Ministry of Education in Ankara province. The data were collected through semi-structured interview forms. As a result of content analysis, two main themes, including "violenceaggression" and "disobedience" were determined according to views of the participants. The most common challenging behaviors defined by the students under the main theme of "violence-aggression" were "hitting and swearing", while the most frequently referred behavior was "talking without permission" under "disobedience" theme. Two main themes are also identified as "interfering approach" and "preventive approach" under the title of intervention types for challenging behaviors. The most applied approach is "interviewing with families", while the least applied approach is "office referrals" in interfering approach. The most common approach is "organizing trainings," while the least applied approach is "teaching rules" in preventive approach..