Teachers' perceptions of adolescent behaviour problems in school: Findings from greece

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This paper reviews teachers’ perceptions of adolescent school-related behaviour problems in Greece. The study sample consisted of 205 secondaiy school teachers (96 men and 109 women) with various specializations. A 21-item questionnaire was developed and distributed to teachers. Findings indicate that (1) Greek teachers use a specific terminology when referring to these students; (2) they perceive a multi-dimensional spectrum of problem behaviour causation emphasizing the adolescent's home; (3) they also perceive adolescents’ problem behaviours to be associated with factors such as their gender and learning difficulties; the gender, age and specialization of the teacher; and class instruction and discipline. The need for teacher in-service adolescent mental health training is stressed. Also, psychological services should be delivered to support schools in Greece.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-284
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1995


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