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ERIC Number: EJ1083661
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-0743-5584
Factors Associated with Truancy: Emerging Adults' Recollections of Skipping School
Dahl, Patricia
Journal of Adolescent Research, v31 n1 p119-138 Jan 2016
Although truancy has been studied extensively, less attention has been given to the actual voices of the truants themselves. The current study helps fill that gap by examining recollections from a sample of 34 emerging adults (ages 18-25) who experienced various levels of high school truancy across different geographical settings. A qualitative approach using semi-structured interviews was used to explore how former truants spent their time while being truant. The findings highlight factors in the contexts of the individual, home, and school that can impact the decision to be truant from school.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colorado