SCHOOL CULTURE AND STUDENTS’ SOCIAL BEHAVIOR: A CORRELATIONAL STUDY OF PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN PUNJAB
Culture has great importance in developing and progressing society and it has a major contribution to developing persons, their individual as well as their social life. This quantitative simple descriptive study examined teachers' perceptions of the school culture and students' social behavior at secondary schools in Punjab, Pakistan. In this quantitative research, a sample of 270 secondary school teachers from three districts (Lahore, Rawalpindi, and Multan) was drawn using a multi-stage random sampling technique. School Culture Survey (SCS) and Social Behavior Inventory (SBI) questionnaires were used to collect data. Data were analyzed by calculating mean, percentage, and Pearson Correlation r. Results of the study revealed that school culture and students’ social behavior have a medium relationship at the secondary level in Punjab, Pakistan. A significant difference was found between males and females in students’ social behavior. The study recommended that school leadership is the basic source of developing positive school culture.