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Investigation into the Truant Behaviours among Secondary School Teachers in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State: The Counselling Implications (Published)

Truancy among secondary school teachers in Emohua Local Government Area has reached alarming proportion with disastrous consequences. This descriptive study investigated truant behaviours among secondary school teachers in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State. Three research questions were answered and two hypotheses tested at 0.05. Teachers’ attendance data were obtained from attendance registers provided in the schools. The results of the study show that overall rate of teacher absenteeism in Emohua Local Government Area was 38.62%. Rate of absenteeism among female teachers was found to be significantly higher than that of the male teachers, while the rate of absenteeism among married teachers was significantly higher than that of the single teachers. This rate of teacher absenteeism as found in this study is an indication that there is counselling failure among the counsellors in public secondary schools in Emohua Local Government Area. Therefore, counsellors must intensify their efforts using various programmes including individual or group counselling, seminar, workshops and conferences to enlighten the teachers on the need to be dedicated in their duties. The counsellors must also impress on the teachers the importance of doing their work diligently for social economic, technological and political development of the nation

Keywords: Absenteeism, Education, National Development, Truancy, facilities, salary

Investigation into the Truant Behaviours among Secondary School Teachers in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State: The Counselling Implications (Published)

Truancy among secondary school teachers in Emohua Local Government Area has reached alarming proportion with disastrous consequences. This descriptive study investigated truant behaviours among secondary school teachers in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State. Three research questions were answered and two hypotheses tested at 0.05. Teachers’ attendance data were obtained from attendance registers provided in the schools. The results of the study show that overall rate of teacher absenteeism in Emohua Local Government Area was 38.62%. Rate of absenteeism among female teachers was found to be significantly higher than that of the male teachers, while the rate of absenteeism among married teachers was significantly higher than that of the single teachers. This rate of teacher absenteeism as found in this study is an indication that there is counselling failure among the counsellors in public secondary schools in Emohua Local Government Area. Therefore, counsellors must intensify their efforts using various programmes including individual or group counselling, seminar, workshops and conferences to enlighten the teachers on the need to be dedicated in their duties. The counsellors must also impress on the teachers the importance of doing their work diligently for social economic, technological and political development of the nation.

Keywords: Absenteeism, Education, National Development, Truancy, facilities, salary

EFFECT OF ABSENTEEISM ON CORPORATE PERFORMANCE: A CASE STUDY OF CADBURY NIGERIA PLC, IKEJA, LAGOS STATE, NIGERIA. (Published)

This study examined the effect of absenteeism on corporate performance. Cadbury Nigeria Plc, Ikeja was used for the case study. The descriptive survey method of research was used and primary data were collected by the used of questionnaire. The primary data collected were processed by the use of statistical package for social sciences (SPSS). Multiple Regression statistical method was used to analyse and test the research hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The findings of study showed that there was a significant relationship between Absenteeism and corporate performance. The F test carried out for the model revealed that ρ< 0.05 which means the model is statistically significant. Based on the findings, it was recommended that organizations should identify the causes of workers absenteeism and seek means of reducing it, avoid regular hiring and firing of staff, discourage workers from taking irrelevant excuses to be absent from work by ensuring that workers are paid based on the hourly rate system and ensure that staff are motivated by paying them commensurate wage rate that will encourage them to remain on the job and improve their performance.

Keywords: Absenteeism, Cadbury, Corporate performance, Financial Performance