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

Summer 2021

Senior Project Advisor

Dr. Tricia Jordan

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree

Field of Study

Educational Studies

Document Type

Thesis - Murray State Access only

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