School Refusal Behavior and Absenteeism
School absenteeism has grown nationally and internationally as a serious issue that affects the long-term functioning of adolescents. Researchers have grappled with the problem of school absenteeism for decades and, while much knowledge has been gained, a great disparity exists across professional fields. School absenteeism and school refusal behavior are associated with myriad behavior problems and contextual variables, though some researchers have developed effective clinical and systemic intervention strategies. A summary of key findings and issues in this area is presented in this essay.
Understanding Key Concepts and Definitions
Problematic absenteeism refers to unexcused absences from school leading to detrimental effects for a youth. Problematic school absenteeism has no consensual definition, but a recently proposed one involves school-aged youths who (1) have missed at least 25% of total school time for at least 2 weeks, ...
- School Refusal Behavior and Absenteeism
- Reference Work Title
- Encyclopedia of Adolescence
- pp 2489-2493
- Print ISBN
- Online ISBN
- Springer New York
- Copyright Holder
- Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
- Additional Links
- Industry Sectors
- eBook Packages
- Roger J. R. Levesque (12)
- Editor Affiliations
- 12. Indiana University
- Author Affiliations
- 1912. Department of Psychology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 Maryland Parkway, 89154-5030, Las Vegas, NV, USA
To view the rest of this content please follow the download PDF link above.