Student perspectives on the reasons for physical violence in a Thai vocational college: an exploratory study

Wongtongkam, Nualnong, Ward, Paul R., Day, Andrew, and Winefield, Anthony H. (2015) Student perspectives on the reasons for physical violence in a Thai vocational college: an exploratory study. Deviant Behavior, 36 (3). pp. 187-199.

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Abstract

Physical violence in Bangkok schools has been the subject of considerable public concern in recent years and yet relatively little is known about the nature of violence perpetrated by vocational college students. This study sought to understand the reasons for such violence through a series of semi-structured interviews with 32 male students. The analysis identified revenge from previous fights as a key motivation for violence. Students described a range of different responses to threats of violence, including renting safe accommodation and concealing weapons. These findings are discussed in relation to how an understanding of cross-cultural risk factors for violence is important for the development of effective prevention strategies.

Item ID: 47214
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1521-0456
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2017 07:50
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920209 Mental Health Services @ 100%
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