one of the uniquness of this book is to be one of the few publications on prevention or reduction violent behaviors. expecially focusing on the secndary school students who are at the adolescence period and therefore experiencing psychological and physical changes make this manuscript be very useful and effective resource. because, violent behaviors are expecially observed frequently among these students. additionalyy, dealing with violent behaviors at the school settings is a relatively new issue for Turkish researchers. This means there is a gap in the literature of school violence. One of the aims of this book is to contribute to the literature. finally, the foreign literature, expecially USA, includes several researches on violence. Studying with a culturaly different sample (Turkish Adolescents living in a rural area)is hoped to contribute to the cultural studies, also.