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.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health|
|Publication status||Published - 1995|