Results of the research that was conducted recently: participants in more than half of the conflicts recorded by students are teachers.
- Only a tenth of these conflicts are not described in any way. The character of the others entirely concerns the personality of the teacher-his behavior toward students.
- Only in isolated cases are the “culprits” themselves students who do not turn off mobile phones during classes or demonstrate their material superiority.
- More than a third of these conflicts are related to the equity of the assessment of knowledge. Two other reasons are identified with professional incompetence.
Attention is drawn to the numerous statements relating to the imbalance of teachers. Descriptions of conflicts of this kind boil down to the fact that “teachers shout at students,” “humiliate, insult.” Teachers are characterized as arrogant, “ambitious”, not seeking to understand the student and transferring to him their bad mood. Indeed, the emergency situation in society and in higher education leads to a deterioration in the psychological well-being of people.
Our study of the lifestyle of teachers found that they have symptoms of neurosis. To the question: “Do you have a state of irritability, impatience, absent-mindedness, anxiety, sleep disturbances and any other manifestations of discomfort?”, 12% said that this is their constant state of health in recent times.
Another 77% called this state periodically arising. The study confirmed the idea of the social origin of the neurosis: teachers with a lower status, a corresponding salary and opportunities are more likely to notice alarming symptoms.
However, in the same neurotic environment, another counterparty of conflicts lives, students. Teachers record their “rudeness”, the desire to speak, irresponsibility, using phones during the class for very inappropriate activities, some even illegal for their age – playing video slots for money, and unwillingness to correspond to the status of the student. The possible subjectivity of mutual characteristics does not remove the problem of the teacher’s professional behavior.
A consequence of this kind of conflict can be the “emotional alienation” of students from teachers. It is assumed that the conflict of this kind in recent years has a tendency to increase. At the same time, extreme forms of student reaction are not excluded: complaints to the dean’s office, rector’s office, academic part, demands to remove the disagreeable teacher and replace it with another.