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Elementary Teachers Lived Experiences in Handling Learners with Behavioral Difficulties

Volume: 149  ,  Issue: 1 , May    Published Date: 28 May 2024
Publisher Name: IJRP
Views: 108  ,  Download: 57 , Pages: 919 - 937    
DOI: 10.47119/IJRP1001491520246548


# Author Name
1 Christine Gay H. Catubig
2 Angel Fe D. Alas
3 Annabelle C. Danganon
4 Wenefredo E. Cagape


Teachers in elementary schools often encounter learners with behavioral difficulties, requiring unique approaches to classroom management and individualized support. This qualitative study explored the lived experiences of five elementary school teachers handling learners with behavioral problems in Digos City, Davao Occidental, Philippines. Using thematic analysis, the study identified common challenges, coping mechanisms, and valuable insights shared by these teachers. The findings highlight the importance of communication, empathy, patience, and collaboration in addressing behavioral difficulties and underscore the need for increased teacher training and support mechanisms.


  • behavioral problems
  • behavioral difficulties
  • elementary teachers
  • challenges
  • coping mechanism