The Study of the Relation Between the Reasons of Absenteesim among the Primary School 7th and 8th Grade Students and Their Grade Level and Gender
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The aim of this research is to explore the relation between the reasons of absenteeism of the primary school 7th and 8th grade students and their grade level and gender. The universe of the research involves all the 7th and 8th grade students at primary school of which absenteeism mean is above the mean in Elazig in 20092010 teaching year, and the samples are 2600 students in this universe, according to the size of the 5 teaching areas, chosen with the proportional stratified sampling sharing approach. At the stage of data collection, with aim of determining the reasons of absenteeism among primary school students, a student absence survey which was developed by the researcher was used. In the process of the analysis of collected data, frequency, percentage and chi squared tests were used. According to the results of the study there are differences between the grade level and gender in terms of the reasons of absenteeism.