Influence of Parental Level of Education and Occupation on Truant Behaviour Among Primary School Pupils in Jalingo Metropolis
This paper examined the influence of parental level of education and occupation on truant behaviour among primary school pupils in Jalingo metropolis. In the study, 150 truants and 150 non-truants were selected from primary schools. Truant Behaviour Questionnaire was developed to measure the variables under study. Based on the analysis, it was concluded that parental level of education and occupation influence truant behaviour among primary school pupils in Jalingo metropolis. The study recommended that Parents Teachers Association, in collaboration with school counsellors, should regularly organise meetings with parents who belong to certain occupations and level of education to encourage their children towards good school attendance and inform them about the dangers of truant behaviour. State ministries of education, in collaboration with school proprietors and school counsellors, should organise workshops for parents with certain occupation and level of education to help them keep their children in school, through behaviour modification intervention.