Perception of Teachers and Mothers about Impact of Father Absence and Presence on the Truancy Behavior of Secondary School Students

Authors

  • Salma Waqar Ph.D Scholar, Northern University Nowshera Author
  • Professor Dr. Rabia Tabassum Northern University Nowshera Author
  • Dr. Ghazala Shaheen Assistant Professor Federal Urdu University, Islamabad Author

Keywords:

Father Absence, moral, spiritual development, Physical, mental, father’s presence

Abstract

A child is born innocent and if nurtured with tender care and attention, then grows in positive way. Physical, mental, moral and spiritual development of the children makes them capable of realizing fullest potential. On the contrary, harmful surroundings, negligence of basic needs, wrong company and other abuses may turn a child to a negative action like truancy. The present study was designed to analyze the impact of father’s absence on truancy behavior of secondary school students. The major objectives of the present study were: i) to find out the views of teachers about the truancy behavior of secondary school students in father’s absence. ii) to find out the views of teachers about the truancy behavior of secondary school students in father’s presence. iii) to investigate the mother’s views about the truancy of their children in father’s absence. iv) to investigate the mother’s views about the truancy of their children in father’s presence. A sample of four hundred students was selected through convenient sampling. This group was further divided equally on the students whose fathers were present and absent from home. Data was collected from sample student’s mothers and teachers through questionnaire. Data was analyzed through Chi-Square. Teachers and mothers opined that students showed more truancy behavior in the absence of father. The study may be helpful both for teachers and students to overcome the anti-social behavior to increase the academic performance at secondary level. The study may also beneficial to prepare positive members of the society. It is recommended that proper programs and campaigns be launched for mothers to highlight and realize the difficulties of truancy behaviors through media and social media. In-service training for teachers may be conducted to recognize and solve the truancy behavior of students. In this way teacher may able to solve the truancy behavior and solve problems.

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.10257115

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2022-06-30

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Perception of Teachers and Mothers about Impact of Father Absence and Presence on the Truancy Behavior of Secondary School Students. (2022). International Research Journal of Management and Social Sciences, 3(2), 55-64. https://irjmss.com/index.php/irjmss/article/view/69

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