PSYCHO-SOCIAL ASPECTS OF TRUANCY AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS: IMPLICATIONS FOR COUNSELLING
AbstractThe main thrust of this paper is to determine the psychosocial aspects of truancy among secondary school students in Lagos State. The predisposing factors to truancy mentioned herein are: the home, school, community, peer, the student and physical & emotional sickness of the student. This paper also made attempt to examine each factor with a view to understanding how they cause truancy. The effects and remedies were also discussed. Moreover, the implications for counselling hinges on creation of awareness in schools by the counsellors on the damaging effect of truancy to the student and the society at large.
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