Title

The relationship between family characteristics and absenteeism among high school students in Dasmarinas National High School, S.Y. 2012-2013

Date of Completion

2013

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Community Medicine

Keywords

School Attendance, High School Students

Abstract

An analytic cross-sectional study was done which involved 174 students both males and females from Grade VII to fourth year level following proportionate allocation. The students were chosen using stratified random sampling. A self-administered questionnaire was used to gather data on students' attendance from first quarter and to third quarter of the current school year. Data was then analysed using percentage, frequency, and chi-square. The study concluded that students belonging to a one-parent home were twice, while those with dysfunctional family and working students were thrice more likely to be absent in school.

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