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Arabian Journal of Business and Management Review
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Research Article

Counselors and Teachers Ranking of Factors Causing Truancy Among Secondary School Students in Rivers State, Nigeria

Eremie MD*

Department of Educational Foundations, Faculty of Technical and Science Education, University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt Rivers State, Nigeria

*Corresponding Author:
Dr. Eremie MD
Department of Educational Foundations,
Faculty of Technical and Science Education
University of Science and Technology
Port Harcourt Rivers State, Nigeria
Tel: +2348034827746
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: April 13, 2015 Accepted date: August 28, 2015 Published date: September 07, 2015

Citation: Eremie MD (2015) Counselors and Teacher’s Ranking of Factors Causing Truancy Among Secondary School Students in Rivers State, Nigeria. Arabian J Bus Manag Review 5:163.

Copyright: © 2015 Eremie MD. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

The study was specifically designed to find out the following: (1) To know and understand the ranking of the causes of truancy among students by teachers and counsellors. (2) To set priority areas for counselling interventions. Two research questions and two null hypotheses were formulated for the investigation. The study utilized descriptive survey method. The population of the study was JSS1 students in Port Harcourt, Obio-Akpor, and Okrika Local government areas. A sample size of 150 teachers and counsellors were used by simple random sampling. The Teachers/Counsellors Truancy Rating scale (TCSTRS) was used. The study concluded that: (1) There is no significant difference between teachers and counsellors ranking of factors causing truancy among secondary school students in Rivers State, Nigeria. (2) There is no significant difference between teachers and counsellors priority in selecting areas of counselling interventions in factors causing truancy among secondary school students in Rivers State. Four recommendations were made in the research paper.

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