The Factors of Truancy

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The Factors of Truancy

  1. 1. The Factors of<br />TRUANCY<br /><ul><li> School Factors
  2. 2. Home Factors
  3. 3. Community Factors
  4. 4. Personal Factors</li></li></ul><li>Being absent from school without a valid reason.<br />What is Truancy?<br />A status offence – an act that is a crime due to the young age of the actor, but<br />would not be illegal for someone older.<br />
  5. 5. School Factors <br /><ul><li>Lack of effective and consistently applied attendance policies.
  6. 6. Teaching Characteristics.
  7. 7. Unwelcoming atmosphere.
  8. 8. Unsafe environment.</li></li></ul><li>Home Factors<br /><ul><li> Family financial problems.
  9. 9. Family health problems.
  10. 10. Parents who do not value educations and are complicit in student’s absences.
  11. 11. Parental alcoholism or drug abuse.</li></li></ul><li>Community Factors<br /><ul><li>Bad influence of friends and peers.
  12. 12. Encouraging truancy as a status-seeking activity.
  13. 13. Safety issues such as violence near home or between home and school.
  14. 14. Bullying.</li></li></ul><li>Personal Factors<br /><ul><li> Poor academic performance.
  15. 15. Unmet mental health needs.
  16. 16. Lack of vision of education.
  17. 17. lack of self-esteem.</li></li></ul><li>

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