Perceptions and practices of social behaviors among university students in Pakistan

Najam ul-Kashif, Akhtar Ali, Timothy B. Kelly

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    Abstract

    The major purpose of the article was to identify the perceptions and practices of social behaviors
    among university students in Pakistan. More than 350 students, 50 teachers and 45 parents of the
    students from 2 universities responded on the three independent questionnaires, one each for
    students, teachers and parents, through scheduled meetings. Some common behaviors were also
    observed at canteen, grounds, university transport and corridors etc through observation sheet.
    SPSS and NVIVO software were employed to analyze quantitative and qualitative data sets.
    Sportsmanship, Substance misuse, cheating, wreckage, joyriding, bullying, harassment,
    pressurizing others, aggression, love affairs, classroom disturbance, graffiti writing and
    prostitution were appeared as the most commonly occurring negative behaviors among the
    students. Recommendations were made to modify the negative behaviors among students.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)59-73
    Number of pages15
    JournalFar East Journal of Psychology and Business
    Volume10
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013

    Keywords

    • Social behaviors, Students, University, Pakistan

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