An Investigation Of Absenteeism On Academic Performance Of Students In Secondary Schools, A Case Study Kaptoyoy Sub-County, Kween District, Uganda

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DEC LARA TI ON .............................................. .. ........ ........... .. .......... ........ ....... .... .. ..... .. .... ......... 2

APPROVAL ...... ... ......... ..... ..... .................. ... ............. ... ............... ..... ........ .... .......... ........ ........... 3

DEDICATION .................................... ....................... ........ : ...... ..... ..... ..... ... .. ... ... ......... .... ......... 4

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT .................. .. .... ............... : .......... .. ........ ... .. .. ... ........... ...................... 5

ABBREVIATIONS .. ........ .... .. ... ................................................. : ... ....... ........ .... ....... ..... .. ....... ... 6

CHAPTER ONE ..... .. .. ... ... ............. .. .................. ... ....... ............... ... ........ ........... ... ...... ............. .... 9

INTRODUCTION .... .. ... ... ........ .. ... .. ............. ........ .. ....................................... ............ ................. 9

1.0 1ntroduction ........ .............................. ..... .. ..... , ... .. ... ... .. ... .. ...... .. ...................... .. ..... .. ....... 9

1.1·. B~ckgro·und ...... ...... ........................... : ....... .............................................................. ...... 9

1.2 Statement of the Problem ................................ .. ........ .. ......... ... .. .......... ........ ............. .. 13

1.3 Objectives of the Study ........ ." ... .... .. .. .. ... .. ...... .. ......... .. .... .... ........ .. ... ..... ..... ...... ..... ....... 14

1.3.1 Gene..al Objective .... .. ............... ...... ...... .. ... ............ ...... .. ................ .... ..... .. ... .... ... 14

1.3.2 Specific Objectives ......... .... ...... ....... ............................................. ................. ...... 14

1.4 Research Questions ........ .. ..... ..... ...... ........ ............. .. ........ ... .. ..... ........ ... ........... ... .. ....... 14

1.5 Scope ......................................... .. ...... ..... .. ...... .. ................ ..................... .... .. .... ............. l4

1.5.1 Geographical scope ................. .. ...... .............. ........................... ....... .. ..... ........... .. l4

1.5.2 Ti1ne fran1e ......................................... ............. .. ... ... ..... ... ..... ... ..... .. .... .......... ..... .. 14

CHAPTER TW0 ................................................... ............. ....... ................... ... .......... ..... .......... 16

LITERATURE REVIEW ......... ..... .. ............. .. ..... ...... .... ........ .... .... ............ ..... .... ....... ............... 16

2.0 ·Introduction ............................... ..... ... .-........ .. ... ...... .. ..... ... ... ... ..... ... ... .. .. ... ...... .. .... .. ...... 16

2. I Theoretical Framework ................ ............ ...................... ... ... ................ .. ...... ...... ........... 16

2.2 Conceptual framework ........... : ................ ... ....................................... .-... ....... ................. 18

2.3.1 Review of Related Literature ................................................ .. ............ .. ... .. ........ 18

2.3.2 For ms of Absenteeism .. ....... .. .... .. .... ............... .. ........................ .. ......... .. ... .......... 18

2.3.3 Causes of Absenteeism and Academic Pc•·formance ............... .. .......................... 19

2.3.4 Effects of Absenteeism and Academic Performance ...... .... .... .. .... ....... ............ 20

2.3 .5 Measurements of Absenteeism ............. .. .. ........... .......... ... .. .... ..... .. ... .................... 21

CHAPTER THREE ............................ ... .. ... .................. ......... .. ... ........... ... ........ .. .. .... .... ... ......... 23

METHODOLOGY ..... ... .............. .. ..... ........... ........ ....... ....... .......... ......... .... .. ..... ... .................... 23

3.0 lnfl·od uction ... ......... .. ...... .. ..... ... ... .. ....... .... ............. ..................................... ................. 23

3.1 Research Design ....... ............ .. ... ...... .. ........ ............ ................ .......... ............................ 23

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3.2 Target Popul!ltion ... ............ ...................... ...... ... .. ....... ............ ........................... .. ..... .. 23

3.3 Sample size and sampling pi·ocedure .. ... : ............. ... .. ........ .. .......... , .. .. ....... ................ 23

3.4 Data Collection Methods ..... ..... .......... .. ......... ..... .. ... ..... ............. ... .. ... ... .. ... :." ....... ........ 23

3.5 Instrumentation .................................................... .. ..... .............. .. .... ......... ... ....... ........ 24

3.5.1 Questionnai1·es ..... .............. .. ....................... ........... : ... ............ ....... ... ..... ....... ............... 24

3.5.2 lnte1·views ... .. ..................................... : ..... ............... ...... .. .. .... .. ... .......... : ................ ...... 25

3.5.3 Non-pa1·ticipation Observation ........... .. ... ........ ............ ... ........ .... .... .... .. ... ..... ... ..... .... 25

3.5.4 Nomi"Ital G1·oup Discussion ........ .. ........... .. ....................... ..... ..................... .. ............. 25

3.6 Validity and Reliability ..... ... ..... ............. ........................ .. ............ .. ..... .... .. .. ............. .. 26

3.7 ·Data Analysis ....... ....................... ........... ... ..................... .. ...... .. ... ..... ... ..... .... ................ 26

3.8 Data analysis techniques ..................... ... ........... ...... ... .. ................................. .... .. ... .. ..... 27

CHAPTER FOUR .... ......................... .......... ... ... ... ... .... ............ ........ .... ..... ...... .... ... ....... .......... 28

DATA PRESENTATION, DISCUSSIONS AND INTERPRETATIONS ........ .. .. ............. 28

4.0 Introduction ... .. ...... ........... .. ......................... .. ............... ..... ... ...... .. .. ............... .-............... 28

4.1 Demographic Characteristics of Respondents ........................... ...... .... .... .. ................ ... 28

4.2 Education and Sports Sector ... ..................... .. ............ .. ................ ............. .. .................. 29

4.3 Education accessibil ity ....... .. ...... .. ... ... .. ..................... ................ ........... .. ..... : .. ......... .. ......... 30

4.4 Magnitude of teacher absenteeism in Kaptoyoy Sub-County, K ween District. .......... 31

4.5 The uHderlyi ng causes o f teacher absenteeism in Kaptoyoy Sub-County, K ween

Distri ct; ............................. ................ .. ......... .. ........ ... ..... .. ........ .. .............. ..... ... ..... .. .... .... .......... 34

4.6 . Teacher absenteeism and pupil perfonnance .......................... .. .... .. ....... .. ... ............ 38

4.7 Ex isting initiatives on curbing teacher absl:nteei sm within the di stric1 .. ... .. ... .. ............ 39

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4.8 · Best practices in curbing teacher absenteeism .... .... .................. .. .......... .... .. ... .............. 42

CHAPTER FIVE .... .. : ................................................................. ....... .... .... ........................ ....... 44

SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS ................... .. .... ....... ... ............ 44

5.0 Introduction ...... .. .... ............ .. ... .. ......... ...... ....... ... .. ... .. .... ....... ..... ................ .. .. ................ 44

5.1 Recommendations ................ ... ............... .......... .... ..................... ... .. ...... ....... .................. 44

5.3 Conclusion ................... .... ...................... .................. : ..... ...... .. ... ........ ....... ....... .. ............ 49

. REFERENCES ...................... ........................... ........ : .... , .......... .. ... ...... .. ..... .... ...... ...... .. .......... 50

Appendix 1: Instrument (s) ...... ....... ... ..... .................. ...... .. ..... .. : ...... ....... , ............ ..... ..... .. ...... 53

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BENAJOY, C (2021). An Investigation Of Absenteeism On Academic Performance Of Students In Secondary Schools, A Case Study Kaptoyoy Sub-County, Kween District, Uganda. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/an-investigation-of-absenteeism-on-academic-performance-of-students-in-secondary-schools-a-case-study-kaptoyoy-sub-county-kween-district-uganda

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BENAJOY, CHEMUTAI "An Investigation Of Absenteeism On Academic Performance Of Students In Secondary Schools, A Case Study Kaptoyoy Sub-County, Kween District, Uganda" Afribary. Afribary, 12 Jun. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/an-investigation-of-absenteeism-on-academic-performance-of-students-in-secondary-schools-a-case-study-kaptoyoy-sub-county-kween-district-uganda. Accessed 01 Aug. 2021.

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BENAJOY, CHEMUTAI . "An Investigation Of Absenteeism On Academic Performance Of Students In Secondary Schools, A Case Study Kaptoyoy Sub-County, Kween District, Uganda" Afribary (2021). Accessed August 01, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/an-investigation-of-absenteeism-on-academic-performance-of-students-in-secondary-schools-a-case-study-kaptoyoy-sub-county-kween-district-uganda