Student Absenteeism And Its Impact On Students 's Academic Achievement

1180 Words Dec 5th, 2016 5 Pages
When looking at the literature, it is apparent that there is international interest in student absenteeism. Everyone seems to be interested in student absenteeism and its implications and effects for the institutions, for the individual students, and for the college professors (Barlow & Fleischer, 2011). Absenteeism has been a common problem for universities for many years, yet this topic has not been getting the research attention that it deserves. Absenteeism in public high schools can affect student’s progress, decreased budget, a lower graduation rates, and other consequences. Unlike public high schools, universities are not expensive so it does not directly affect funding, but could affect university student’s academic achievement and likelihood to graduate. Student absenteeism affects not only the students, but the university as well. Most certainly, acquiring more information on college absenteeism should lead to better control and correction through measures intended to reduce it. But, as Triadó-Ivern, Aparicio-Chueca, Guàrdia-Olmos, and Jaría-Chacón (2009a) pointed out, the topic of absenteeism must be taken as a difficult, multifactorial phenomenon which cannot be tackled by means of simple intuition-based methods. Basically, it is a problem with multiple facets making it difficult to understand the whole thing. According to Triadó-Ivern, Aparicio-Chueca, Guàrdia-Olmos, and Jaría-Chacón, (2009b) an ‘absent student’ is a student who does not attend classes…

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