EdD (Doctor of Education)
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
Louise L. MacKay
Cecil N. Blankenship, Eric S. Glover, Terrence A. Tollefson
The purpose of this study was to ascertain the perceptions of high school students' reasons for truancy.
Findings of the study revealed the perceptions of 916 high school students enrolled in an East Tennessee high school.
The review of literature concerning attendance revealed absenteeism as a problem that either directly or indirectly affects all educational stakeholders. Data gathered from the student surveys indicated students are absent from school for a variety of reasons including, but not limited to, peer pressure, poor relationships with teachers and administrators, a disconnectedness from their schools, not being interested in the curriculum, bullying, and low self-esteem, substance abuse, language barriers, lack of appropriate social skills, and sexual activity or consequences thereof (pregnancy, teen parenting).
Dissertation - Open Access
Blevins, Selina Michelle, "A Study of Student Perceptions Regarding Attendance in a Rural East Tennessee High School." (2009). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 1845. http://dc.etsu.edu/etd/1845
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