ERIC Number: ED086927
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
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Rainy Days and Mondays: An Analysis of Factors Related to Absence from School.
Karweit, Nancy L.
This paper presents an analysis of factors related to student absenteeism. Absenteeism, long utilized in industrial and business settings as an indicator of employee adjustment and satisfaction, is suggested as a similar indicator in studying the school as an organization. Characteristics of absence as a variable are explored. The influences of various factors are studied--daily events such as bad weather and school activities, and long term influences such as a student's attitude toward school and involvement in school. The paper concludes with some suggestions for addressing the absenteeism problem. (Author)
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. Center for the Study of Social Organization of Schools.