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The nature, causes and effects of school violence in South African high schools.

Type :
Research reports & papers
Author :
Ncontsa & Shumba
Published :
2013
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This research sought to investigate the nature, causes and effects of school violence in four South African high schools.The study found that bullying, vandalism, gangsterism, indiscipline, intolerance, and corporal punishment were prevalent in schools. Furthermore, the study found that school violence had the following effects on learners: loss of concentration; poor academic performance; bunking of classes; and depression. The implications of these findings are discussed in detail.