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Student perspectives on the reasons for physical violence in a Thai vocational college: an exploratory study

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posted on 2024-06-13, 15:59 authored by N Wongtongkam, PR Ward, A Day, AH Winefield
Physical violence in Bangkok schools has been the subject of considerable public concern in recent years and yet relatively little is known about the nature of violence perpetrated by vocational college students. This study sought to understand the reasons for such violence through a series of semi-structured interviews with 32 male students. The analysis identified revenge from previous fights as a key motivation for violence. Students described a range of different responses to threats of violence, including renting safe accommodation and concealing weapons. These findings are discussed in relation to how an understanding of cross-cultural risk factors for violence is important for the development of effective prevention strategies.

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Journal

Deviant behavior

Volume

36

Pagination

187-199

Location

Philadelphia, PA

ISSN

0163-9625

eISSN

1521-0456

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article, C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2015, Taylor and Francis

Issue

3

Publisher

Taylor and Francis

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