Master of Science in Education (MSEd)
Truancy is a serious, nation-wide problem for students, schools, and society. Previous research suggested that the root causes of truancy must be understood before effective interventions can be implemented (Henry & Huizinga 2007; Reid, 2005). The literature suggests that the causes of school truancy often fall into four categories; individual, school, family, and community factors. A critical element in model truancy intervention programs across the country is parent involvement (McCray, 2006). There has been little research done; however, regarding parents’ perceptions of factors that influence their child’s truancy. Quantitative data is presented that reveals parents’ perceptions of the factors that influenced their child’s absenteeism at a suburban high school in the United States. Results are discussed, and implications for counselors are presented.
Powell, Amy L., "Parents’ Perceptions of Factors Influencing Student’s Attendance" (2012). Counselor Education Master's Theses. 131.