This study investigated the contributing factors that related to repetitive student behavioral problems in the school setting. Several peer-review articles were used to determine the findings of possible contributing factors including social-emotional wellbeing, poverty, low-class social stigmas, generational education attainment, gender, household and family dynamics, and race. Upon researching these issues, studies indicate that there is a correlation among all of the above factors and students who display repetitive behavioral issues in the school setting. Possible solutions to these findings include providing teachers and administrators with the background knowledge that contributes to the reasons that students behave the way they do as well as give teachers and administrators proper training on how to effectively respond to the students who continually have behavior problems.
Keywords: Behavioral problems, implicit bias, equity, stigma, relationships, root issues
Year Manuscript Completed
Senior Project Advisor
Dr. Tricia Jordan
Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree
Field of Study
Thesis - Murray State Access only
Brown, Wesley, "The Correlation of Socioeconomics and the Behavior of Adolescents" (2021). Integrated Studies. 334.