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ERIC Number: EJ778821
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-May
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0738-0593
The Impact of Parental Availability on Swazi Students' School Achievement: A Nine Year Longitudinal Study
Booth, Margaret Zoller
International Journal of Educational Development, v23 n3 p257-274 May 2003
This paper constitutes a major part of the third phase of a longitudinal study in Swaziland investigating the short- and long-term effects of parental absence on primary children's school achievement. In 1998, 42 of the original sample of 80 students who entered grade one in 1990 were found remaining in the educational system but varied in their educational attainment. While girls had a higher drop-out rate than boys, males repeated grades at a higher rate. Father absence from the home had a negative influence on boys' participation in and successful completion of school. Generally, the study found school achievement to be highly impacted by social variables rather than academic ability for both boys and girls.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Swaziland