Understanding the Relationship between Violence and Drug Use among School Students: Pathway to Peace Education

Authors

  • Dr. Muhammad Shahzad Ashfaq Postdoc Fellow, Faculty of Education, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Dr. Muhammad Nasir Khan Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.35484/pssr.2024(8-II-S)35

Keywords:

Drug Use, Peace, School, Teaching, Understanding, Violence

Abstract

This study aims to explore the relationship between violence and drug use among school students and highlight the role of peace education in addressing these issues.
Previous research has shown a strong link between violence and drug use, with shared risk factors such as socio-economic status, family dynamics, peer influence, and mental health issues. However, there is a need for more in-depth studies on the causative pathways and educational interventions to address these issues. The researcher chooses a qualitative approach to recruit a smaller sample of teachers and students for in-depth interviews and focus group discussions. The researcher applied thematic content analysis. The study found that teachers need a better understanding of violence and drug use among students. They also lack a good knowledge of modern concepts and theories related to these issues. The authors suggest that teacher training programs should focus on addressing misconceptions about teaching violence and drug use to students. Effective peace education should also consider the relationship between drug use and violent attitudes among adolescents and the parental climate surrounding these issues.

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Published

2024-06-08

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How to Cite

Ashfaq, M. S., & Khan, M. N. (2024). Understanding the Relationship between Violence and Drug Use among School Students: Pathway to Peace Education. Pakistan Social Sciences Review, 8(2), 404–417. https://doi.org/10.35484/pssr.2024(8-II-S)35