MA – Education

BA – Education


University of Cordoba



Dr. Raed Ziad- Israel


Director of Kindergarten.



Dooa Shanti

Factors of spreading the aggressive behavior among kindergarteners from the perspective of their teachers in East Jerusalem.

Childcare tops the priorities of the educators' and sociologists' agendas. Studying their behaviors helps in providing answers and explanations for controversial questions and matters arise in the pedagogical and sociology fields, and mostly lead to establishing methods to adjust their behaviors and completely or partially treat them. Yaacob & Siew (2010: 1061) point out
that early bonding is vital.

When it comes to studying children's behaviors, aggressive and violent behaviors tops the priorities of pedagogy and sociology alike as it is that controlling children's behavior in early stages is much easier than treating it in advanced stages, and that's why aggressive behavior in a child at any age always needs to be taken seriously (The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2011). 

Aggressive behavior during childhood can be defined as offending the others either with words or hands, and trying to grab something from someone (Lewis & Bear, 2009; Monroe, 2011; NASN, 2005). For Walumoli (2016), Childish aggressive behaviors include the behaviors that are directed in harming others and tend to be a nuisance to many people.

This study aims at investigating the factors that standing behind spreading aggressive behaviors among children aged between (4-5) years in the kindergartens located in East Jerusalem from the Perspectives of their educators. Therefore, the current study can be significant for several reasons. First, it helps to recognize and classify these factors. 

Second, it investigates a population that has never been examined before, and thus it presents an authentic data. Finally, it will represent some recommendations that may help parents and educators how to treat these factors and reduce their impacts.

The study attempts to test the following hypotheses: Firstly, there are familial, environmental and media factors standing behind the spread of the aggressive behaviors among kindergarteners. Secondly, there are no significant statistical differences at (a< 0.05) in the sample's responses' degree towards the factors standing behind the spread of aggressive behavior among kindergartners with respect to the variables of sex, academic degree, years of experience and the academic specialization.