Purpose: The study investigated the influence of family and school types on truancy behaviour of secondary school students in Ogbomosho, Nigeria.
Methodology: Descriptive survey research design was adopted for this study. The population consisted of all the secondary school students in Ogbomosho; the sample was made up of 300 respondents from both the public and private schools in Ogbomosho. Samples were selected from four public and two private schools. Simple and stratified random sampling techniques were used to select the schools and students that participated in the study. A self-designed instrument was used to collect information on the influence of family and school types on truancy behaviour of secondary school students. Two hypotheses were generated and tested at 0.05 level of significance. T-test was the statistical tool employed to test the two hypotheses in the study.
Findings: The result indicated that family types had influence on truancy behaviour among secondary school students in Ogbomosho. It showed that students’ from separated families were more influenced with truancy behaviour than those from intact families. The result also showed that school types influenced truancy behaviour among secondary school students.
Recommendations: It was recommended that parents, guardians and the government should be more concerned about the need for provision of adequate infrastructural facilities and qualified and well enumerated teachers to enhance effective and efficient teaching and learning in all schools so as to discourage truancy. Parents should be more committed to the education of their children hence they should be supportive so as to discourage truancy behaviour among them.
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