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The nature of truancy and the life world of truants in secondary schools

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dc.contributor.advisor Pienaar, G.E. (Dr.) en Moseki, Monkie Muriel en 2009-08-25T10:52:44Z 2009-08-25T10:52:44Z 2009-08-25T10:52:44Z 2004-06-30 en
dc.identifier.citation Moseki, Monkie Muriel (2009) The nature of truancy and the life world of truants in secondary schools, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract Truancy is one of the problems that exist in schools and affect learners' performance. The aim of the current study was to determine how truancy manifests and also to explore the life world of truants in secondary schools. From the literature review, the two types of truancy, namely blanket truancy and post-registration truancy were described. Various programmes and approaches used in truancy intervention were explored. An empirical investigation was undertaken with a sample of 758 Grade 10 learners from three secondary schools. The results indicated that significantly more males than females engaged in truancy. There is also a significant dependency between learning problems and truancy. The results of the study were analysed and recommendations for intervention and for further study were made. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (viii, 125 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Whole-school development en
dc.subject Anti-social behaviour en
dc.subject Cognitive style en
dc.subject School phobia en
dc.subject Post-registration truancy en
dc.subject Bullying en
dc.subject Blanket truancy en
dc.subject Parental involvement en
dc.subject Truancy en
dc.subject.ddc 373.12950968
dc.subject.lcsh High school attendance -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh High school students -- South Africa -- Attitudes
dc.subject.lcsh School phobia -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Education, Secondary -- Parent participation -- South Africa
dc.title The nature of truancy and the life world of truants in secondary schools en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Educational Studies en M.Ed. (Guidance and Counseling) en

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