The purpose of this study was to explore principals' perceptions and practices to deal with students who
show disruptive and aggressive behavior in schools by using qualitative research methods. The conceptual framework
of the study was based on six different approaches to effectively deal with bullying in educational institutions. A basic
qualitative research design was used, and twelve elite school principals were selected through the purposive sampling
technique. The framework analysis of the interview data revealed that principals' understanding of what could be done
to address bullying was not limited. They were well acquainted with the alternatives or options to deal with a problematic
situation, and they creatively mixed different approaches according to their own perceptions and the nature of the
problem. However, most of the participants dealt with students while strengthening their confidence and making them
independent through counselling techniques.
1-Sana Butt MPhil Scholar, University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.2-Yaar Muhammad Assistant Professor, University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.3-Sajid Masood Assistant Professor, University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.