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Pages: 6030-6034
Publication year: 2019
ISBN: 978-84-09-08619-1
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2019.1473

Conference name: 13th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 11-13 March, 2019
Location: Valencia, Spain

PEER INFLUENCE AND FAMILY FACTORS AS PREDICTOR OF STUDENTS TRUANT BEHAVIOUR IN SCHOOLS

O. Rotimi, K. Evbuoma, S. Adeusi, A. Gesinde

Covenant University (NIGERIA)
This study search to explore the influence of peer and family related factors on truant behaviour of students which may be one of numerous risk elements for serious pathologies later in life. The study is a descriptive survey design that employed a purposive sampling technique to draw 215 (79 males; 124 females) undergraduate students. A self- developed but validated instrument was used for data collection. Regression analysis and independent t-test were used to analyze the data collected. Findings from the analysis revealed that peer influence and family factors could only explain 63.1% of the variation in truant behaviour @ 0.05 level of significance (R=.796a; R2=.634; F (2, 211) =181.914; p<0.5). It was also discovered that peer influence (t=-12.897; ß= .633; df =211; p<0.5) was more potent predictor of truants behaviour than family factor (t=2.508; ß= .136; df =189.778; p<0.5). Further analysis showed that there was a significant variance between male and female students truant behaviour (t=.068; df = 211; p<0.5). Recommendations were made based on the findings with a view to reducing the incidence of truant behaviour among students in Nigeria.
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author = {Rotimi, O. and Evbuoma, K. and Adeusi, S. and Gesinde, A.},
title = {PEER INFLUENCE AND FAMILY FACTORS AS PREDICTOR OF STUDENTS TRUANT BEHAVIOUR IN SCHOOLS},
series = {13th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2019 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-09-08619-1},
issn = {2340-1079},
doi = {10.21125/inted.2019.1473},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/inted.2019.1473},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {11-13 March, 2019},
year = {2019},
pages = {6030-6034}}
TY - CONF
AU - O. Rotimi AU - K. Evbuoma AU - S. Adeusi AU - A. Gesinde
TI - PEER INFLUENCE AND FAMILY FACTORS AS PREDICTOR OF STUDENTS TRUANT BEHAVIOUR IN SCHOOLS
SN - 978-84-09-08619-1/2340-1079
DO - 10.21125/inted.2019.1473
PY - 2019
Y1 - 11-13 March, 2019
CI - Valencia, Spain
JO - 13th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
JA - INTED2019 Proceedings
SP - 6030
EP - 6034
ER -
O. Rotimi, K. Evbuoma, S. Adeusi, A. Gesinde (2019) PEER INFLUENCE AND FAMILY FACTORS AS PREDICTOR OF STUDENTS TRUANT BEHAVIOUR IN SCHOOLS, INTED2019 Proceedings, pp. 6030-6034.
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