Assessing Reasons for School Non-attendance

  title={Assessing Reasons for School Non-attendance},
  author={Trude Havik and E. Bru and S. K. Ertesv{\aa}g},
  journal={Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research},
  pages={316 - 336}
  • Trude Havik, E. Bru, S. K. Ertesvåg
  • Published 2015
  • Psychology
  • Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research
  • The aim of the present study is to assess reasons for school non-attendance including somatic symptoms, subjective health complaints, truancy, and school refusal and to investigate the relationship of these with gender, grade, and self-reported special educational needs. The study is based on a self-reported questionnaire distributed to students recruited from seven municipalities in Norway. The total sample included 5,465 students in the sixth to tenth grades. The measurement model yielded… CONTINUE READING
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