Influence of Truancy on Academic Performance of Primary Schools Pupils in Ilorin East Local Government

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ABSTRACT

The study investigated the influence of truancy on the academic performance of primary pupils in Ilorin East Local Government Area of Kwara State. Two hundred pupils were purposively selected from collected 20 primary schools through the influence of truancy on academic performance question more data was analysed using frequency counts, percentage, t-test and ANOVA statistics. The results indicated that truancy has negative influence on the academic performance of male and female young and old and pupils from polygamous and monogamous parents. However, there is a significant difference the influence of truancy on the academic performance of pupils from illiterate non graduate and graduate parents. In view of this finding it is recommended that guidance and counseling should be introduced to primary school to assist pupils with problems.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title Pages                                                                     i  

Certification                                                                  ii      

Dedication                                                                    iii

Acknowledgements                                                       iv     

Abstract                                                                        v

Table of Contents                                                         vi

List of Tables                                                                viii

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

Background of the Study                                             1      

Statement of the Study                                                7

Research Question                                                       8

Purpose of the Study                                                   9      

Research Hypothesis                                                    9

Significance of the Study                                             10

Scope/Delimitation of the Study                                 11

Definition of Major Terms                                            11

CHAPTER TWO: REVIEW OF THE RELATED

LITERATURE

Introduction                                                                 13

The Concept of Truancy                                               13

Causes of Truancy                                                       16

School Factors in Truancy                                           19

Effects of Truancy                                                        27

Appraisal of Related Literature                                    30


CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

Introduction                                                                  33

Research Design                                                          33

Population of the Study                                               33

Sample and Sampling Techniques                              34

Instrumentation                                                           34

Validity of the Instrument                                           35

Reliability of the Instrument                                        35

Administration of the Instrument                               36

Procedure for Data Analysis                                        37

CHAPTER FOUR: RESULTS AND DISCUSSION

Hypothesis Testing                                                       38

Discussion of Findings                                                44

CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND

RECOMMENDATIONS

Summary                                                                      47

Conclusion                                                                   48

Recommendations                                                        49

References                                                                    50

Appendix                                                                      52


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APA

Declan, O (2021). Influence of Truancy on Academic Performance of Primary Schools Pupils in Ilorin East Local Government. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/influence-of-truancy-on-academic-performance-of-primary-schools-pupils-in-ilorin-east-local-government

MLA 8th

Declan, OZONAIKE "Influence of Truancy on Academic Performance of Primary Schools Pupils in Ilorin East Local Government" Afribary. Afribary, 25 Dec. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/influence-of-truancy-on-academic-performance-of-primary-schools-pupils-in-ilorin-east-local-government. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

MLA7

Declan, OZONAIKE . "Influence of Truancy on Academic Performance of Primary Schools Pupils in Ilorin East Local Government". Afribary, Afribary, 25 Dec. 2021. Web. 15 Aug. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/influence-of-truancy-on-academic-performance-of-primary-schools-pupils-in-ilorin-east-local-government >.

Chicago

Declan, OZONAIKE . "Influence of Truancy on Academic Performance of Primary Schools Pupils in Ilorin East Local Government" Afribary (2021). Accessed August 15, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/influence-of-truancy-on-academic-performance-of-primary-schools-pupils-in-ilorin-east-local-government