Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 7(1), pp. 146 - 156
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2019.070119
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A Study on Prospective School Counselors' Views on School Violence


Seda Donat Bacıoğlu *, Oya Onat Kocabıyık
Department of Guidance and Counseling, Faculty of Education, Trakya University, Turkey

ABSTRACT

The aim of this study is to explore prospective school counselors' views on school violence and aggression by means of a news story reporting a case of school violence. The sample was comprised of 40 students (31 women and 9 men) studying in the Program in Guidance and Counseling in a Turkish state university, and enrolled in the elective course titled "Prevention of Violence and Aggression in Children and Adolescents" in 2016-2017 academic year. The course is available in the curriculum of the Program in Guidance and Counseling. Within the scope of the course, students have studied a newspaper article brought to the classroom by instructor. Then, based on this news story, prospective counselors were asked "to evaluate the school violence incident as a counselor working in that school" in the first place, and "to mention which intervention and prevention actions they could take as a counselor working in that school" in the second place. Students wrote their opinions on the paper. For descriptive analysis of data, interpretative phenomenological analysis – a qualitative research design – was used. Research findings were then discussed with regard to causes, consequences, and prevention of violence and aggression in children and adolescents with the related literature.

KEYWORDS
Violence, Aggression, Children and Adolescence, Counseling

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Seda Donat Bacıoğlu , Oya Onat Kocabıyık . "A Study on Prospective School Counselors' Views on School Violence." Universal Journal of Educational Research 7.1 (2019) 146 - 156. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2019.070119.