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Kupchik, Aaron; Highberger, James; Bear, George – Psychology in the Schools, 2022
Prior research demonstrates the importance of school climate in shaping student behavior but tells us less about which aspects of school climate matter. In this paper we consider how distinct elements of school climate relate to skipping school and cheating on tests. Using survey and administrative data from several statewide Delaware sources, we…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Attendance, Truancy, Cheating
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Lenhoff, Sarah Winchell; Singer, Jeremy – Peabody Journal of Education, 2022
Many problems that we conceptualize as "educational" have multiple causes that cut across students' ecosystems. Yet, most education reforms are targeted narrowly at schools, educators, and students. Supporting educators and community leaders in conceptualizing educational problems from an ecological perspective and designing policies in…
Descriptors: Attendance Patterns, Truancy, Ecological Factors, Social Problems
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Nairn, Jonathan – BU Journal of Graduate Studies in Education, 2022
Chronic absenteeism from school is a serious and common problem. Students miss school for many reasons, and the combination of factors that lead to absences are unique for each student. The only way to stop chronic absenteeism is to address the underlying causes, such as school avoidance, health-related issues, parental issues, and homelessness.…
Descriptors: Attendance Patterns, Pupil Personnel Services, Truancy, Positive Behavior Supports
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Kearney, Christopher A. – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2021
Background: School attendance and school attendance problems are complex and significant indicators of child and adolescent health and development. The study of school attendance/problems has a rich history but one that has bifurcated into detached systemic and analytic approaches. Objective: Integrative heuristic frameworks are pursued to enhance…
Descriptors: Attendance Patterns, Truancy, Intervention, Heuristics
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Birioukov, Anton – Canadian Journal of Education, 2021
Despite mandatory school attendance policies, many students in Canada are frequently absent from school. Absenteeism is linked to numerous negative educational outcomes and is a growing educational issue internationally. This has lead universities in many countries to study the factors associated with absenteeism in order to reduce it. However,…
Descriptors: Attendance, Attendance Patterns, Foreign Countries, Educational Research
Young, Tron M. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Many schools across the nation are looking for effective ways to address truancy. Considering trauma informed practices is a promising approach, but an important obstacle to implementation is the dominant perspective that a punitive approach is more appropriate or effective. By researching how partnerships between the school, juvenile courts, and…
Descriptors: Juvenile Courts, Trauma, Truancy, Prevention
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Sanchez, Louisiana Montserrat; Oman, Roy Frank; Lensch, Taylor; Yang, Yueran – Journal of School Health, 2022
Background: The purpose of this study was to examine the prospective associations between 17 individual, family, and community level youth assets and truancy among adolescents living in 1-parent and 2-parent households. Methods: Five waves of data were collected annually over a 4-year period from a racially/ethnically diverse sample of adolescents…
Descriptors: Truancy, Secondary School Students, Family Structure, One Parent Family
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Zendegui, Elaina A.; Bennett, Shannon M.; Desai, Payal; Schild, Jennifer S.; Beaumont, Renae B.; Chiu, Angela W. M. – Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 2022
This article reports on the development and initial psychometric properties of the School Interference Questionnaire (SIQ), a questionnaire designed to assess both academic functional impairment related to mental health problems and the type and frequency of school refusal behavior. Participants were 110 youth ages 13 to 18 years (M = 15.41 years,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Mental Health, Hospitals, Mental Health Programs
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Gottfried, Michael A.; Kirksey, J. Jacob; Ozuna, Christopher S. – Teachers College Record, 2020
Background: In efforts to address chronic absenteeism, educational stakeholders have begun to focus on which school factors might link to how and if students miss school. One underexplored area within school is the context of the classroom and, namely, the spillover effects of peers. This study examined whether students were more likely to be…
Descriptors: Attendance, Truancy, Peer Influence, Elementary School Students
Education Commission of the States, 2021
Many states place limitations on the use of suspension and expulsion. This data point captures restrictions on the use of suspension and/or expulsion that states have set in policy. At least 15 states and the District of Columbia have restrictions on the use of suspension and/or expulsion for students based on their grade level or age. At least 14…
Descriptors: State Policy, Discipline Policy, Suspension, Expulsion
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Sun, Wei-Ling; Valenzuela, Angela – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2021
This work selects a political cite in which the state policy reform occurs to examine reasons and underlying ideologies for some consensus on the debates regarding the need to criminalize or decriminalize truancy. Studying the legislation help to unpack the nature of relationships in social systems, with the purpose of eliminating unbalanced power…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Analysis, Educational Change, Truancy
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Guerra, Jillian; Bright, David – Journal of School Counseling, 2021
School attendance problems (SAPs) have traditionally been viewed as a result of behavioral challenges in student populations. Increasing evidence suggests, however, that a substantial portion of SAPs and school refusal behaviors are related to underlying anxiety in students. The school counselor, as an advocate for all students, is well-positioned…
Descriptors: Anxiety, School Counselors, Attendance Patterns, Student Behavior
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Collingwood, Patricia; Mazerolle, Lorraine – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2022
This paper provides an analysis of Australia's legal provisions and policies regarding truancy. We examine how low frequency truants feature in Australia's truancy law and policy and highlight similarities and differences in the cultural-legal context between Australian states and territories. Similarities include requirements to attend school…
Descriptors: Parent Responsibility, Truancy, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
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Kethineni, Sesha; Frazier-Kouassi, Susan; Shigemoto, Yuki; Jennings, Wesley; Cardwell, Stephanie M.; Piquero, Alex R.; Gay, Kimberly; Sundaravadivelu, Dayanand – Campbell Systematic Reviews, 2021
This review aims to synthesize the evaluation evidence for parent-engagement programs that focus on reducing juvenile truancy as the primary outcome. Delinquent behavior will be assessed as a secondary outcome when included. This objective is guided by the following research questions: (1) what is the effectiveness of parent-engagement programs…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Parent Participation, Truancy, Delinquency
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Stromberg, Mary Harbert; Rubtsova, Anna; Sales, Jessica; McGee, Robin – Journal of School Health, 2022
Background: In the United States, approximately seven million students are chronically absent from school each year. Students with disabilities are more likely to be chronically absent than students without a disability. Using the bioecological systems theory, this study examined the impact of individual developmental disabilities and disability…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Attendance Patterns, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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