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2012 Master's Level Graduate Research Conference

Session I - Session II - Session III - Session IV

Parentsí Perceptions of Factors Influencing Studentís Attendance

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 parentsí perceptions of factors that influence their childís truancy. This poster presentation describes a quantitative study that was conducted to determine parentsí perceptions of the factors that influenced their childís absenteeism at a suburban high school in the United States. Results are discussed, and implications for counselors are presented.

Presenter: Amy Powell (SUNY Brockport) -- apowe2@brockport.edu
Topic: Counselor Education - Poster Session
Location: Edwards Hall Lobby
Time: 9 am (Session I)

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