Antecedents of Students’ Dysfunctional Behaviour (Sdb) Within Pakistani Higher Educational Institutions

Dr Muhammad Nawaz, Tayyaba Makhdoom, Noor-un-Nisa Baloch


Student Dysfunctional Behaviour (SDB) has become one of the major factors in poor educational service delivery within higher educational institutions. SDB within Pakistani higher educational institution is under-theorized research area. That’s why this article explores antecedents that contribute to the SDB. Qualitative research design was utilized to develop in-depth understanding of the phenomena. Data was collected from public sector higher educational institution by conducting focused groups and semi-structured in-depth interviews. Data analysis suggests that behaviour of academic and non-academic staff and institutional policies shape the SDB. This study concludes that feeling of injustice is high among students that exhibit dysfunctional behaviour within higher educational context of Pakistan.

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Copyright (c) 2019 Dr Muhammad Nawaz, Tayyaba Makhdoom, Noor-un-Nisa Baloch

ISSN: 2521-456x (Online), ISSN:1726-0396(Print)

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