Educational risk factors for psychological truancy in Lesotho: a qualitative exploration
Source of Publication
Journal of Psychology in Africa
A qualitative case study design was used to explore educational risk factors that may contribute to psychological truancy in a Lesotho secondary school. Purposively sampled teachers (n = 4, females = 50%) and pupils (n = 4, females = 75%), who have experience of psychological truancy, took part in a focus group and individual interviews. Inductive content analysis was used to analyse data emanating from the interviews. The findings indicate that pupil–teacher relationships, the use of English as medium of instruction and a lack of resources may be educational risk factors contributing to psychological truancy. Positive pupil–teacher relationships and active classroom engagement are prerequisites for successful and active learning.
Informa UK Limited
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Matela, Thabang; Ferreira, AE; and Wet, Corene de, "Educational risk factors for psychological truancy in Lesotho: a qualitative exploration" (2014). All Works. 1392.
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