Violence at School: Situational Factors or Societal Input

Tamar Ruth Horowitz, Vered Kraus

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This empirical Israeli study compared the explanatory capabilities of three interpretations for school violence: (a) violence as an input of the wider society to the school system; (b) violence at school as a response to frustration and alienation; and (c) school violence as a consequence of already existing violence at school. It appears that violence in Israel's schools is mainly a result of exposure to violent behaviour either at school, or in the general society. Frustration and alienation and expression of youth subculture seem to have very little effect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-147
Number of pages7
JournalSchool Psychology International
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - Apr 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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