Perceived violence, sociomoral attitudes and behaviours in school contexts

Alberto Gómez Mármol, Bernardino Javier Sánchez-Alcaraz Martínez, Alfonso Valero Valenzuela, Ernesto De la Cruz Sánchez


Identifying what factors modulate personality development during childhood and adolescence is an interesting topic for scientific community. This research study aimed to: 1) analyze the influence of educational level, school context (rural or urban) and existence of one culture or more on students’ personal and social responsibility, sportspersonship, school violence and disruptive behaviours in Physical Education classes; and 2) examine the relationship between these dependent variables in a sample of 734 students aged 11 to 17. For this purpose, data collection was done combining Personal and Social Responsibility questionnaire, Quotidian School Violence questionnaire, Multidimensional Sportsmanship Orientations Scale and Observation checklist of Conducts that Alter the Cohabitation during Physical Education Lessons. The results showed a higher development of values and less prevalence of school violence among primary education pupils, students in schools in rural contexts and Spanish-only classes. Moreover, there was a negative correlation between a) sportspersonship and personal and social responsibility levels and b) school violence and disruptive behaviours in Physical Education classes.




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