The Effect of Truancy on the Academic Performance of Senior Secondary School Students in Ogbomoso South, Oyo State

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this research is to find out the causes of truancy among senior secondary students; its implication on academic performance of the students and the role of counselling in eradicating it. The study is limited to three secondary schools in Ogomoso south in Oyo state. Personal interview as conducted with teachers and students. About 150 students and 15 teachers were interviewed. Five hypotheses are stated in this research two of them are rejected while three are accepted. The hypothesis stated are: (1) There is no significant relationship between the attitude of truants and non-truants to schooling (2) There is no significant relationship between the academic performance of truants and non-truants (3) There is no significant relationship between influence of gender on truants and non-truants. (4) there is no significant relationship between the parents of truants and non-truants. (5) There is no significant relationship between influence of teachers on truants and non-truants. Recommendations are made at the end of the research. These could be useful in eradicating truancy among senior secondary students of ogbomoso south in Oyo state.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title page                                                                       i

Certification                                                                   ii

Dedication                                                                     iii

Acknowledgment                                                            iv

Abstract                                                                         v

Table of content                                                             iv-vi

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

1.1       Background to the study                                       1-4

1.2       Statement of the problem                                       4-7

1.3       Research Questions                                               7

1.4       Research Hypotheses                                            8

1.5       Purpose of the study                                              8-9

1.6       Significance of the study                                        9-10

1.7       Scope and Limitations of the study                        10

1.8       Definition of Terms                                                11

CHAPTER TWO: REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE

2.1    Theoretical Background of the study                      12-15

2.2    Causes of Indiscipline in schools                            15-18

2.3    Implication of Truancy on Academic performance of students                                                                       18-20

2.4    The role of counselling in Eradicating Truancy       21-25

2.5    Review of Empirical Studies                                   25-33

2.6    Conceptual Framework                                          33-40

2.7    Appraisal of the Literature Reviewed                      40-46

CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHOD

1.1       Research Design                                                47

1.2       Population of the Study                                     48

1.3       Sample and Sampling Technique                       48-49

1.4       Research Instruments                                       49-50

1.5       Validity and reliability of the Instruments          50

1.6       Procedure for Data Collection                            50-53

1.7       Method of Data Analysis                                    53

CHAPTER FOUR: DATA ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION

1.1       Hypothesis Testing and Discussion                    54-65

CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS

5.1    Summary of findings                                              66-68

5.2    Implication for the theory and Practice                   68-73

5.3    Conclusion                                                            73-77

5.4    Recommendations                                                 77-79

         Bibliography                                                          80-83

         Appendixes    

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APA

Frontiers, E. & JOSHUA, A (2021). The Effect of Truancy on the Academic Performance of Senior Secondary School Students in Ogbomoso South, Oyo State. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/the-effect-of-truancy-on-the-academic-performance-of-senior-secondary-school-students-in-ogbomoso-south-oyo-state

MLA 8th

Frontiers, Edu, and AYOOLA JOSHUA "The Effect of Truancy on the Academic Performance of Senior Secondary School Students in Ogbomoso South, Oyo State" Afribary. Afribary, 18 Dec. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/the-effect-of-truancy-on-the-academic-performance-of-senior-secondary-school-students-in-ogbomoso-south-oyo-state. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

MLA7

Frontiers, Edu, and AYOOLA JOSHUA . "The Effect of Truancy on the Academic Performance of Senior Secondary School Students in Ogbomoso South, Oyo State". Afribary, Afribary, 18 Dec. 2021. Web. 24 May. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/the-effect-of-truancy-on-the-academic-performance-of-senior-secondary-school-students-in-ogbomoso-south-oyo-state >.

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Frontiers, Edu and JOSHUA, AYOOLA . "The Effect of Truancy on the Academic Performance of Senior Secondary School Students in Ogbomoso South, Oyo State" Afribary (2021). Accessed May 24, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/the-effect-of-truancy-on-the-academic-performance-of-senior-secondary-school-students-in-ogbomoso-south-oyo-state