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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

Psychological Correlates of Truancy among Secondary School Students (Published)

This study investigated the psychological correlates of truancy among secondary school students. A sample size of 339 (three hundred and thirty-nine) SS 2 secondary school students were drawn using purposive sampling technique. The research adopted a correlational design and Pearson Product Moment Correlation Statistical tool. Three research questions and corresponding hypotheses were stated for investigation. The instrument for attitude to school, self-concept and locus of control measured   0.68, 0.64 and 0.72 respectively. The result of the study revealed that there was a positive correlation between students’ attitude to school and truancy, a weak negative correlation between self-concept and truancy, a strong positive correlation exists between locus of control and truancy. It is recommended that federal and state ministry of education should include moral education in the school curriculum.

Keywords: Attitude to School, Locus of Control (internal and External), Self-Concept, Truancy

Psychological Correlates of Truancy among Secondary School Students (Published)

This study investigated the psychological correlates of truancy among secondary school students. A sample size of 339 (three hundred and thirty-nine) SS 2 secondary school students were drawn using purposive sampling technique. The research adopted a correlational design and Pearson Product Moment Correlation Statistical tool. Three research questions and corresponding hypotheses were stated for investigation. The instrument for attitude to school, self-concept and locus of control measured 0.68, 0.64 and 0.72 respectively. The result of the study revealed that there was a positive correlation between students’ attitude to school and truancy, a weak negative correlation between self-concept and truancy, a strong positive correlation exists between locus of control and truancy. It is recommended that federal and state ministry of education should include moral education in the school curriculum

Keywords: Attitude to School, Locus of Control (internal and External), Self-Concept, Truancy

Influence of Gender and Age on Behavioural Problems and Experience of Child Abuse among Secondary School Students (Published)

This study was carried out to examine the influence of gender and age on behavioural problems (aggressive behaviour and truancy) and experience of child abuse among secondary school students. A descriptive research design of survey type was adopted for the study. The population for this study comprised all public secondary school students in Ekiti State. The sample consisted of 200 students drawn from five secondary schools through simple random sampling. A self-designed questionnaire tagged “Child Abuse and Behavioural Problems Questionnaire” (CABPQ) was used to collect data. Expert judgements were used to ensure face and content validity. Test-retest method was used to determine the reliability and a reliability coefficient of 0.70 was obtained. Data collected were analysed by using t-test. The results showed that gender and age do not significantly influence aggressive behaviour and truancy; and also do not influence experience of child abuse among students. Based on these findings, it was recommended among others, that all education stakeholders, particularly the counsellors, should plan intervention programmes to help students who engage in aggressive behaviour and truancy; and students who experience child abuse. The focus of these programmes should be on students of both sexes and students of all ages in the school.

Keywords: Aggression, Child abuse, Truancy, schools

EFFECT OF SINGLE PARENTHOOD ON TRUANT BEHAVIOUR OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN EDO STATE (Published)

This study investigated the effects of single parenthood on truant behaviour among secondary school students. The purpose of the study is to find out the influence of family pattern on truancy behaviour of secondary school students. A total number of two hundred and fifty (250) subjects were randomly sampled for the study. Schools were purposively selected to cater for mixed schools, boys and girls schools. A questionnaire was designed by the researchers to measure the effects of single-parenthood on truant behaviour of students. Independent t-test was used for analyzing the hypotheses. The result revealed a significant difference between truant adolescent students from single parent homes and those from intact parent homes. The second and the third hypotheses also revealed a significant difference between truant behaviour of adolescent male and female students from single parent homes and those from intact homes. With the results obtained, the conclusions drawn were that there is a difference between the truant behaviour of single parent students and intact parents students, and that differences existed between the male and female from the different family structures. Recommendations were made that students from single parenthood should be counselled on self-esteem and self- concept and as well marriage disagreement should be handled with love between the parents, instead of settling for divorce

Keywords: Family Structure, Parenthood, Single-Parent, Truancy