International Journal of
Psychology and Counselling

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Psychol. Couns.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2499
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPC
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 220

Full Length Research Paper

The phenomenon of students’ violence at Hail University: Prevalence, causes and suggested solutions from the students’ perspective

Moneera Almerab
  • Moneera Almerab
  • Department of Psychology, Hail University, Ha'il, Saudi Arabia.
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  •  Received: 29 March 2017
  •  Accepted: 27 July 2017
  •  Published: 30 September 2017


This study aimed at investigating the level of prevalence of various forms of violence, the root causes and potential solutions to the phenomenon of students’ violence from the perspective of students at Hail University. The research sample comprised 100 male and 100 female students who were chosen randomly. A three-part questionnaire was used for data collection. It was discovered that the most prevalent form of students’ violence at Hail University from the students’ perspective is the verbal violence followed by the physical violence. Property destruction and violence against teaching and administrative staff ranked significantly lower. The study also found that there is a difference between what male and female participants considered to be the most important causes of violence. According to students at Hail University, a number of measures can be taken in order to reduce violence. These measures include: raising intellectual awareness among students, providing students with means which help them use their free time productively, educating students on the ethics of dialogue and disagreement with others, solving the students’ academic and administrative problems and enhancing the role of the students’ guidance program.

Key words: Students’ violence, Hail University, Saudi Arabia, prevalence, causes, solutions.