Adolescent truancy, the student's perspective, 1989

Collection:
Atlanta University and Clark Atlanta University Theses and Dissertations
Title:
Adolescent truancy, the student's perspective, 1989
Creator:
Grant, Mishelle T.
Date of Original:
1989-05-01
Subject:
Degrees, Academic
Dissertations, Academic
Location:
United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
Medium:
dissertations
theses
Type:
Text
Format:
application/pdf
Description:
Degree Type: thesis
Degree Name: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Date of Degree: 1989
Granting Institution: Atlanta University
Department/ School: School of Social Work
The present study investigated truancy and its relationship to four variables: family variables (family structure and income), peer relationships, delinquency and school variables (academic performance and relationship with teachers). Participants consisted of 29 adolescents in alternative high schoo1 settings: 12 (41.4 percent) were males and 17 (58 .6 per cent) were females. Participants ranged in age from 14 19. The Correlationa1 Method was utilized in this study. The measuring instrument used was a Likert type scale with 75 it ems to measure the variables mentioned above. The design involved the use of the Pears on r to analyze the data. In addition to the Pear son r, descriptive statistics such as the mean and standard deviation were used. The results revealed that there was not a significant relationship between truancy and relationship with parents (Pearson r = .009), peer relationships (Pearson r = .309), delinquency (Pearson r = .187), academic performance and relationship with teachers (Pearson r = .382). However, a low positive relationship was found between truancy, peer relationship and academic performance.
Metadata URL:
http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12322/cau.td:1989_grant_mishelle_t
Language:
eng
Holding Institution:
Clark Atlanta University
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