Misbehaviour in EFL classes: teachers? and students? perspectives

CABAROĞLU N., Altınel Z.

Çukurova Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi, vol.19, no.2, pp.99-119, 2010 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Name: Çukurova Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.99-119
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: Yes


 This paper reports findings from a study on student and teacher perceptions of

misbehaviour. Data were gathered via questionnaires, observations and semi-structured

interviews from 6 teachers and 22 misbehaving students in six different schools with

three different socio-economic levels. The data revealed that misbehaving students’

explanations and interpretations of misbehaviour, their causes and the interventions

strategies used did not allways share similar attributes with those of their teachers’.