Proceedings of The 4th World Conference on Future of Education
School Discipline in Individualistic and Collectivistic Cultures
Research on school discipline and student misbehaviour has focused so far on examining the connection between these constructs and school achievement and student welfare. The authors agree up to a point that culture influences school and student behaviour. This work sought to find out whether there are differences in school discipline between individualistic and collectivistic cultures. Minor differences in school discipline were determined in comparative review of quantitative and qualitative research done in the last 20 years. In both individualistic and collectivistic cultures, the following forms of student misbehaviour were proven the most frequent: constant talking with classmates, task avoidance, giggling and non-attentiveness.
keywords: classroom management, collectivistic culture, individualistic culture, misbehaviour, school discipline.