The Causes, Counseling and Prevention Strategies for Maladaptive and Deviant Behaviors in Schools

A special issue of Education Sciences (ISSN 2227-7102). This special issue belongs to the section "Education and Psychology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2023) | Viewed by 237

Special Issue Editors

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Governments, organizations, and schools worldwide are committed to providing a safe and friendly learning environment. However, bullying, truancy, violence, discrimination, and addiction are still common issues due to students' maladaptive and deviant behaviors. While educators have focused on such issues over the past few decades, with the boom in Internet technology, the impact of adverse events in schools has expanded, and now also takes place online. This is a globally important public health issue, exacerbating previous knowledge gaps, and has given rise to questions such as whether adverse events continue to occur, even as educators work to intervene and prevent these events? This is incomprehensible. As such, it is necessary to continue to explore the causes and effects of these maladaptive and deviant behaviors and the effectiveness of interventions over time. These findings will help governments, organizations, educators and communities worldwide to address and prevent the occurrence of maladaptive and deviant behaviors in schools. Thus, we have created a Special Issue to discuss this topic. All contributions are welcome.

This Special Issue welcomes original research papers and review articles on topics including (but not limited to):

  • Common addictive behaviors on campus, counseling and prevention strategies.
  • Deviant behavior in schools, counseling and prevention strategies.
  • Unethical behavior on campus, counseling and prevention strategies.
  • Psychological health promotion and counseling strategies on campus.
  • Causes and consequences of maladaptive and deviant behavior.
  • The effect of leisure activities on the improvement of bad behavior.

Dr. Jian-Hong Ye
Prof. Dr. Mei-Yen Chen
Dr. Yu-Feng Wu
Guest Editors

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  • addictive behavior
  • unethical behavior
  • inappropriate behavior
  • deviant behavior
  • counseling and prevention strategies
  • campus events
  • psychological health and well-being

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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