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Journal of Human Growth and Development

Print version ISSN 0104-1282On-line version ISSN 2175-3598


GIACOMOZZI, Andréia Isabel et al. Experiences of violence among students of public schools. J. Hum. Growth Dev. [online]. 2020, vol.30, n.2, pp. 179-187. ISSN 0104-1282.

INTRODUCTION: School violence is a problem that involves a lot of bad consequences for the lives of students. So preventing and researching about it is very important OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was identify the experiences of violence of students from public schools participating in the PSE - School Health Program and SPE - Health and Prevention in the Schools of FlorianópolisMETHODS: Participants were 871 students from the 9th grade of elementary school to the 3rd year of high school with an average age of 15 years and 6 monthsRESULTS: Regarding the experiences of violence, 81.6% stated that they had already witnessed scenes of violence, with 51.1% of these scenes occurring at school. Besides, 28% of the participants reported having already suffered prejudice at school. There was a significant statistical association between violent behavior and gender (being a boy), having a habit of watching movies and playing video games with violent content, skipping classes and having a regular to bad relationship with teachersCONCLUSIONS: Violence is part of student's daily activities, involving a broad context and it is pretty much related to school

Keywords : violence; students; school; teenagers.

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