International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Impact of an Educational Institution’s Mode of Operation on the Level of Violence perceived in Schools
Isabelle JOING, Nicolas LORGNIER

The research focuses on the importance that the institutional mode of operation can have on the level of violence perceived by different actors (students and professionals) within a school structure. 26 public middle schools from the northern department of France participated in the study. 3192 students and 361 staff members were interviewed. The obtained data enabled the identification of modes of thinking and action of professionals in scholastic institutions; they were related to a number of factors commonly used to attempt to explain the phenomena of violence in schools. The results show that institutional operation is key in detecting violence. Furthermore, they demonstrate a singular and common operation of the educational institutions surveyed, which is likely to undermine their fight against violence. Recommended actions to promote wellbeing at school are also proposed.

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