School Refusal Behaviour in Primary School Students: A Demographic Analysis

Rukmani Devi Balakrishnan, Hari Krishnan Andi


School Refusal Behaviour (SRB) is an action, which is in another word a child-motivated refusal to attend school or difficulty remaining in class for an entire day. The objective of this study was to identify whether there are any differences in the demographic factors regarding SRB in primary school students in Selangor. Quantitative survey method was adopted as the method of this study. The survey was conducted at the end of school term in 2016, and students were recruited from 20 primary schools in six districts in Selangor with a total of 915 students from Year 4 and Year 5 participating. The sample of students had been absent from school for more than 15% of school days in the current year. Demographic measures were implemented and the study showed a high incidence rate of SRB in primary school students in Selangor (94.9%). The analysis showed there were no gender differences although the SRB in both categories were high (M=3.9). Similarly, the study also found there were no significant differences between single parent and two-parents; and low-class and middle-class family with SRB; although the occurrence of SRB in both categories were high.

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