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Action Research on Student and Pupil Absenteeism in School

The Problem of Student Absenteeism

My pupils as they were having their quarterly exams. If you notice, there are vacant seats which signify the absence of some pupils. Some frequently absent students even skip important tests.

My pupils as they were having their quarterly exams. If you notice, there are vacant seats which signify the absence of some pupils. Some frequently absent students even skip important tests.

One of the most annoying experiences for teachers like me is when students are absent. We prepare lesson plans with the objective that 100% of the class will learn from the day’s classroom activities, and it is most satisfying when all students are present on that day and the days thereafter to ensure maximum learning.

Sadly, it is very difficult to achieve perfect attendance. No matter how interesting and well-prepared my lessons and teaching materials are, there are bound to be students who miss out on the day’s activities—willingly or unwillingly.

I would like to minimize this problem, if not eradicate it completely. That is why I conducted an action research to understand them better. I wanted a more accurate analysis of why some of my students are perennial absentees, so I could formulate plans, projects, and programs to minimize their absences. I hope that it also enlightens you. Even if you are not an educator, you may be able to help a student to stay in school.

Causes of Absenteeism

Grade VI Students of Zapote Elementary School School Year 2010-2011

According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, absenteeism is "chronic absence." In the context of school, it is the habitual or intentional failure to attend school. While every student may miss some school activities now and then, absence becomes a problem when the student is away from school for many days.

Going to school regularly is crucially important for a student’s education and social skills. Chronically absent students are at a disadvantage both socially and academically. They miss out on critical stages of social interaction and development with their peers, while simultaneously limiting their academic progress. This can result in low self-esteem, social isolation, and dissatisfaction that could well have precipitated non-attendance in the first place.

School absenteeism is an alarming problem for administrators, teachers, parents, society in general, and pupils in particular. Unaccepted absences have a negative effect on peer relationships, which can cause further absences. According to Malcolm, Wilson, Davidson and Kirk (2003) teachers identified the effects of absenteeism on children as:

  • academic under-achievement.
  • difficulty in making friends which could lead to boredom and loss of confidence.
  • prolonged absence can have deleterious effects for the child in later life.
  • students who are absent from school are at the greatest risk of dropping out of school early.

Absenteeism also affects the teacher’s ability to present classwork in a sequential and organized way. This can have an effect on the progress of all the students in the class.

Families of habitually absent students can also suffer. For a poverty-stricken family, it may mean a continuation of the poverty and unemployment cycle that may run in the family. This also contributes to family conflicts.

Society also suffers when school-age children are not in school. These children may hang out on the streets. Since they have nothing to do, they resort to petty crimes like stealing other people’s belongings and property. Others may become addicted to drugs or engage in other destructive behavior. Thus, if a student keeps away from school for too long, he may grow up to be a liability to his community and his country as a whole.

It is the aim of every school to lessen, if not eradicate, absenteeism among its students. One way of addressing this problem is to identify the causes of truancy. Once they are singled out, understood, and analyzed, these issues may be addressed with specific actions and measures. This will eventually result in the better performance of the students, teachers, and the school in general.

It is in this context that this action research was undertaken, that is, to identify the causes why the grade VI students in this school absent themselves from their classes.

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This action research examined the causes of absenteeism among grade VI students of Zapote Elementary School during the 2010-2011 school year. This class had the most daily absences while in grade V. This data was gathered from the daily attendance record that is kept by the teacher-leader’s office every day and regularly filled out by grade level teachers.

Once the students entered grade VI, some of them were still frequent absentees. It is for this reason that this research was undertaken. It has the goal of understanding and correcting such undesirable pupil behavior. Based on the findings, methods and strategies were recommended to minimize, if not eradicate absenteeism or truancy.

Scope and Methodology

All of the sixty grade VI pupils were asked to complete a questionnaire. They rated various situations, reasons, and causes for being absent from school.

All the the data was then organized, tallied, tabulated, and presented in a series of tables and graphs. Frequency counts, percentage weight values and weighted mean were used in the analysis and interpretation of data.

The responses were analyzed using a five-point Likert scale with the following equivalent:

  • 1. never
  • 2. rarely
  • 3. sometimes
  • 4. very often
  • 5. always

It should be noted that the questionnaire was given to students in their native dialect to increase the chance of accurate responses.

Figures were rounded signify classification of responses. The measure of central tendency, specifically the mean, was used to determine the average value of response or response average of the pupils.

Study Questionnaire: What Are the Most Common Causes of Absenteeism?

Physical FactorsPersonal AttitudeTeacher-Related ReasonsClassroom EnvironmentHome Factors

house is too far from school

I am not interested in my studies.

My teacher scolded me.

Our classroom is hot and uncomfortable.

My parents told me to be absent.

it is unsafe to go to school

I feel lazy.

I can't understand my teacher's lessons.

It's noisy in our classroom.

My parents quarreled.

no one accompanies me to school because of distance

My friends tell me to be absent.

I don't like my teacher.

Classmates bully me.

My parents don't care about my studies.

health factors (toothache, stomach ache, headache, fever/flu, diarrhea

I can't concentrate on my studies

 

I have no friends in my class.

I do too many household chores.

 

I didn't wake up in time.

 

 

I have no money to buy snacks at school.

 

I did not study or do my homework.

 

 

We have no food. I did not eat.

 

I was playing computer games.

 

 

 

Findings

A. Physical Factors

Among the items cited, the distance of their house to the school and the danger posed by walking to the school has the same response average, or a mean of 1.04. This means that both are not reasons for them to be absent from school.

B. Health

Fever/flu is the most common reason of students for being absent. It has the highest response average of 2.4. It is followed by headache, with an average response of 1.67. Other diseases like diarrhea come in third with 1.61 average responses. The least common reason for them for being absent is stomach ache, with 1.39 averages.

C. Personal Attitude

That the student doesn’t wake up early enough is the most common reason why he/she is absent. This account for 1.91 mean. Another reason commonly cited is that they can’t concentrate on their studies and that they were not able to study their lessons. This resulted from 1.45 and 1.37 mean respectively. Feeling lazy and playing computer games also keep them away from school. The former has a response average of 1.26 while the latter has 1.22.

D. Teacher-related

When the students are scolded for their bad behavior by the teacher, this tends to make them be absent from their classes. It has the highest average response of 1.38 while the reason that they can’t understand their lessons follow close behind with 1.32 mean.

E. Classroom Atmosphere

The highest mean of 1.77 was accorded to noise inside the classroom which means that this is the primary reason why they tend to be truant. Bullying by fellow students follows with 1.39 response average.

F. Home-related

Students who say their parents asked them to be absent resulted in the highest mean of 1.52. Household chores come second with a response average of 1.47. The other reasons ranged from 1.08 to 1.39, including not having money to spend for snacks and other small expenses in school, no breakfast/food, and that their parents quarreled.

The response average or the mean was computed by multiplying the percentage of responses by the equivalent value of each frequency and then adding them all.

e.g.(5 x 0%) + (4 x 3%) + (3 x 13%) + (2 x 7%) + (1 x 77%) = 1.42

Conclusions

  • Among all the causes presented, health is the primary reason why students are absent from their classes. Flu/fever is the leading culprit in this category. Oral health, which according to the Department of Education is the main reason why pupils are absent, is just third among the reasons cited by the responding students.
  • Classroom atmosphere, personal attitude, teacher factor and home-related reasons follow in that order. The least reason they give is related to their physical environment.

Of all the factors/categories cited, the top 10 reasons of student absenteeism are as follows:

1) Flu/fever

2) Can’t wake up early

3) Noise inside the classroom

4) Headache

5) Other diseases such as diarrhea

6) Parents asking them to be absent

7) Preoccupation with household chores

8.3) Toothache

8.3) No money to buy snacks in school

8.3) Bullied by a classmate/classmates

Frequency of Responses

 Always (5)Very Often (4)Sometimes (3)Rarely (2)Never (1)

A. Physical Factor

 

 

 

 

 

1. Our house is far from the school.

0

0

1

0

59

2. It is unsafe to go to school.

0

0

1

0

59

3. Nobody accompanies me in going to school since it is far.

0

0

0

0

60

B. Health

 

 

 

 

 

1. I have a toothache.

0

2

8

4

46

2. My stomach hurts.

0

0

10

4

46

3. I have a headache

0

1

14

9

36

4. I'm down with fever/flu.

0

5

22

25

8

5. I have other diseases like diarrhea, etc.

0

1

9

15

35

C.Personal Attitude

 

 

 

 

 

1. I am not interested in my studies.

0

0

0

0

60

2. I feel lazy.

0

0

5

6

49

3. My friends influence me to be absent from my classes.

0

0

2

1

57

4. I can't concentrate in my studies.

0

0

9

9

42

5. I didn't wake up early.

0

5

16

8

31

6. I did not study/make my assignments the night before.

0

2

5

7

46

7. I got fond of playing computer games.

0

1

5

0

54

D. Teacher-Related Factors

 

 

 

 

 

1. My teacher scolded me.

0

1

6

7

46

2. I can't understand my teacher's lessons.

0

0

7

5

48

3. I don't like my teacher.

0

0

0

0

60

E. Classroom atmosphere

 

 

 

 

 

1.Our classroom is hot and uncomfortable.

0

0

4

1

55

2. It's noisy inside our classroom.

4

5

6

3

42

3. A classmate/classmates bully me.

0

1

8

4

47

4. I have no friends in our class.

0

0

0

0

60

F. Home-Related Factors

 

 

 

 

 

1. My parents ask me to be absent from class.

0

0

10

11

39

2. My parents quarreled.

0

0

2

1

57

3. My parents don't care about my studies.

0

0

1

1

58

4. I'm too pre-occupied with household chores.

1

3

5

5

47

5. I have no money to buy snacks in school.

0

1

8

4

47

6. We have no food/I did not eat.

0

0

7

4

59

What Strategies Can Minimize or Eradicate Absenteeism?

In order to limit or eliminate absenteeism, it is recommended that educators:

  1. educate the students on how to take care of their overall well-being. Emphasis should be given to oral health and overall body wellness. Teach them how to avoid communicable diseases. Give them information on how to properly wash their hands, which is the main source of germs and bacteria among children. Let them develop proper eating habits. Since most of the children in the school come from poor families, point out to them the cheap but healthy foods. Ask them to pass on this information to their parents.
  2. ensure that classroom atmosphere is conducive to learning. Noise-reduction among students should be a priority. Older children, like grade VI students, tend to have louder voices so they should be taught how to speak softly and without needing to shout. The key here is discipline.The teacher must also see to it that the students are comfortable and have no other concerns except the lesson at hand. There should be a lively interaction between the teacher and the students, but the teacher should see to it that noise is modulated so as not to distract pupils from their learning.
  3. inform parents about the benefit of keeping their children in school. Emphasize to them that if they keep on asking their children to be absent, this will set a bad example to the child. If the parents themselves are keeping the child away from school, they must believe that household concerns are more important than their education.
  4. refrain from scolding misbehaving pupils. As much as possible, remind them of their wrong doing in a most diplomatic manner. Self-control should be a virtue which the teacher should practice in the course of her teaching everyday of the school week.
  5. give extra attention to those who are left behind in the lessons. Tap the bright pupils to teach their slower classmates. In other words, cooperative learning should be practiced in the teaching-learning process. Once a slow student fully understands the lesson, he/she can keep up with his/her other classmates, thus self-confidence is gained.
  6. emphasize that academic success is very much dependent on student attitude towards school. Motivate them so they will be looking forward to attending their classes regularly. For those who wake up late, encourage them to get an alarm clock. Do not scold the pupils who come late. Give them a time-table to change their sleeping habits and to study before bed instead of watching TV.

Absenteeism and Dropping Out

I would like to caution all the parents out there: You may or may not know that your children are always absent from school. One of the rules I implement in my class is to require an excuse from a parent or guardian for every child's absence. Many of them comply, but some students get other people to write an excuse letter for them. When this happens, I call on the parents and let them know about it. It is only then that they become aware of the child’s absence from my class. Wwhen they found out about it, some of them scold their child in front of me. This gives me an insight into my student’s life at home.

But the most disturbing thing is that habitually absent students eventually drop out of my class. This happens to all my colleagues. We do our best to prevent drop-outs, but it is beyond our control. We can only hope that these students will come back the next year, change their ways, and that that whatever was hindering their studies is behind them.

Student absenteeism

Comments

Lesle Macamay on February 16, 2020:

Maam Loren,

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Tnnnnxxxx Maam.. God Bless ...

Suzy Cultura on February 09, 2020:

Dear Mam Loren,

I would like to ask permission for you to allow us adapting your questionnaire as we are having similar study on absenteeism in our school here in Batanes. I hope to hear from you. thank you and more power!

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Yours truly,

Noel and Precy

Noel Sellon on December 01, 2019:

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We humbly asked your permission to allow us to use your survey questionnaire format as part of our research entittled "Absenteeism and Academic Perfomance of Students".

We are hoping for your kind consideration and we will make sure that we will put a credits on your work. Thank you ma'am and God Bless!

Respecfully yours,

The Grade 12 students of St. Mary's Academy of Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur Inc.

Christine Campugan on November 30, 2019:

Good day Ma'am Loren Murcia. I am Christine Magbanua a 4th year college student from Villaba, Leyte, Region VIII. I am humbly asking for your permission or consent to let me use your questions as a reference for our research also about learners absenteeism. I have found it very helpful and informative, I would be very happy for you positive feedback. Thank you so much Ma'am and God blesses you always. Thank you!

Arweesa Hassan on November 13, 2019:

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hatteralice on October 07, 2019:

10/7/2019

Dear Ma'am Loren,

Good Day!

We Jeck Cleofe Cabang, Abegail Hinautan,Rhoda Mae Petalcurin, Marben Gallenero Cyrell Escudero, Grade 12 students of Holy Cross High School, were conducting a study entitled "Factors Affecting Students Absenteeism at Holy Cross High School". We humbly ask your permission or approval to adapt your questionnaire and use it as our guide and reference for our current study.

Hoping for your positive response regarding this matter.

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Respectfully yours,

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Abegail Hinautan

Rhoda Mae Petalcurin

Marben Gallenero

Cyrell Escudero,

Jasson Singculan on October 06, 2019:

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Lhon Yuzon on May 05, 2019:

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We humbly ask for your permission to allow us to present the said action research. it is of great help for us if You let us present this because it is very much relevant to the topic we are interested in.

Rest assured that we are not plagiarizing your work, and you'll be acknowledge properly.

We are looking forward for your favourable response. More power and Gobless.

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I would like to ask a permission to make this as one of my references to my research study. Hoping for a positive response. Thank you.

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medelyn on January 18, 2019:

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Hendriek Hynson on December 28, 2018:

Good Afternoon Madame! I humbly ask permission to let me adapt your survey questions as my instrument in my action research.

Hoping for your kind consideration and may God bless us all.

abegail ferrer tabar on December 26, 2018:

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Ma'am,

I would like to use your research as a reference and to adapt the survey questions to give me ideas in doing a research paper. Thank you.

Hendriek Hynson on December 17, 2018:

Good Day Madame! I would like to ask your permission to let me adapt and include your survey questionnaire on my research. Hoping for your positive response.It will be a big help. Thank you!

mary grace llanos on December 13, 2018:

Good Day Madame! I am a Grade 12 student. I would like to ask your permission to let me include your survey questionnaire on my research. Hoping for your positive response. Your research will be a big help. Thank You!

Abby Gaile on December 09, 2018:

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Renante Ducay on October 19, 2018:

Hi po maam Loren. I would like to ask permission po to adapt your survey form in your article for my research on the causes of absenteeism. Thank you for a favorable response.

Cathy Cruz on October 11, 2018:

Good day! Miss Murcia I would like to ask for your permission to let us used your survey questionnaire. Thank you and I'll wait for tour response.

arkhyana on October 04, 2018:

Hi mam Murcia, I would like to ask permission to use your article as my reference in my research in school. thank you

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Can We use the questionnaire in our Reaserch Subject to comply our requirements

Maribel reyes on September 29, 2018:

Hi maam Loren I would like to ask permission to adapt your survey form in your article for my research on the causes of absenteeism. Thank you for a favorable response.

Maribel reyes on September 29, 2018:

Hi mam Murcia, I would like to ask permission to adapt your tool survey form in addressing causes of absenteeism as my reference in my research in school...thank you for a favorable reaponse.

Milliam on September 25, 2018:

Hi ma’am Loren! I would like to use your article as a reference on my research. I’ll be waiting for your approval. Thank you and God bless!

jojie ajito on September 23, 2018:

good day mam, we are the researchers from Unisan National High School grade 12 students of HUMSS. we would like to inform you that we are going to borrow your questionnaire. please give us authority. thank you and God bless.

Phybe on July 09, 2018:

July 10, 2018

Dear Ma'am Loren,

Greetings!

I am Phybe S. Malones, Grade 12 learner of Sacred Heart Academy, Zarraga, Iloilo, presently conducting a study entitled "Factors Affecting the Absenteeism of Grade 9 learners of Sacred Heart Academy for School Year 2017-2018". I would like to ask permission from you if i can adapt your questionnaire and use your research as my reference.

Hoping for your positive response regarding this matter.

Thank you very much and may God bless you always!

Respectfully yours,

PHYBE S. MALONES

Rogeliopasion04 on June 20, 2018:

very much helpful..good day mam!May I ask permission to include your study as one of my reference?thank you!

abcede on May 29, 2018:

Good evening ma'am! I would like to ask permission from you if I can use your research as reference? Thank you ma'am. God bless!

kristine ann on May 10, 2018:

very much helpful..good day mam!May I ask permission to include your study as one of my reference?thank you!

Nossy on May 05, 2018:

This study is very helpful

Sinikiwe on May 05, 2018:

Quite helpful thanks

Menchie57 on March 24, 2018:

Hi Miss Loren!

May I use your action research as reference for my action research?

Thank you very much for your concern to others. May God continue bless you on your endeavor..

Samtorrejos7 on March 10, 2018:

Good day madam! I would like to use your study and your related factor response as my questionnaire for my study.. I will also use these as my references.. Please give me the authority mam thank u.

Samtorrejos7 on March 10, 2018:

Good day madam! I would like to use your study and your related factor response as my questionnaire for my study.. I will also use these as my references.. Please give me the authority mam thank u.

John Jecker on January 22, 2018:

Good Day Maam,

I would like to ask permission from you if I can use your research as my reference. And also I would like to ask from you of any copy of the questionnaire being used by your research. I'm just a student and I really need help. Thank so much maam. I'm hoping for your reply.

Glitter Snowflake on January 13, 2018:

Good day mam:)

I would like to ask permission if i can use your research as my reference in my research study about absenteeism. I will wait for your response.

Thank you in advance. God bless:)

Glitter Snowflake on January 13, 2018:

Good day mam:)

I would like to ask permission if i can use your research as my reference in my research study about absenteeism. I will wait for your response.

Thank you in advance. God bless:)

jdavidshelumiel on December 10, 2017:

Hello mam, I would like to ask permission if I can use your template for my research of same topic and have your research as my reference. I will wait for your response. Thank you and God bless.

trixie lei on December 04, 2017:

Greetings, Ma'am! Can I use your action research as basis for mine? Thank you and God bless.

rsromilla193612 on November 11, 2017:

hi mam.. can I use your article or action research as my reference for mine.. thank.. yes assured mam that you will be included in my citations.. thank you in advace..

Adelyn Apilan on October 31, 2017:

Hello Ma'am Loren, can I use your article as a reference of my action research study which has the same title with yours. Can I use your survey questionnaire too? Please Ma'am. I will wait for your reply. Thank you in advance Ma'am. God bless!

anncahilig on October 15, 2017:

hi ma'am! may I use your article for my research paper?

lorna r deocampo on October 06, 2017:

Hi Ma'am Loren. Ma'am, I would like to ask permission Ma'am I would like to use your template for my research of same topic and have your research as my reference. Please Ma'am.

Andrilon on October 03, 2017:

Good day Ma'am, I'm gonna ask permission to use your research as my action research?

robinjaques on September 28, 2017:

Hi mam loraine,

I emailed you at the same time need to post here. Please allow me to use your research in my graduate study. it suits mt problem as a teacher in grade 5. its a great help. all possible reasons you stresses out are the factors affecting my poor performance of intermediate pupils in my school. Your research adapt to my area of assignment. In a far plunge area where pupils are all absent of all the reasons you mentioned! Thank you for this opportunity. God Bless!

diana rose basngi on September 28, 2017:

Good Afternoon mam, Can I use your action research as a basis to my study? Thank you madam.

Audrey-L on September 27, 2017:

Good Morning,

May I use your action research as a reference and your survey as a tool?

marites gibaga on September 20, 2017:

Good am .... Mam may I use your action research as my reference..... tnx and God Bless!!!!

meowdred on September 17, 2017:

Good day Ma'am Lorien,

I'm Mheldred Halichic, student from National Teachers College and I'm asking permission to use your research as my reference and also I would like to use your survey form too as a tool to gather data in my selected section in our school. I hope you allowed me to use this research, Thank you very much and God Bless!

teacherfrbulacan on August 28, 2017:

Good day Ma'am Loren,

Respectfully asking permission to use this action research as my guide/ resource material. And to use your survey form too for my secondary students who always cut classes. I am sure there are still a lot of people who will benefit and will find this study very helpful.

God BLess you and more power.

Roanna Angelica on August 18, 2017:

Good day Ma'am ..

I would just want to ask for a permission to use your survey form and or questionnaire as i would like as well to conduct the same research as we have the same peoblem in the school where I am presently teaching .. Hoping for a positive and immediate reaponse .. Thank you ..More power and God bless..

jobellelihay on July 29, 2017:

good day! i would like to ask permission to use your research as my reference in my research about absenteeism. thank you and i am hoping to your immediate response.

jomir nuguid on July 27, 2017:

A pleasant morning to you mam. I am jomir nuguid of DHVTSU STO.TOMAS taking up Bachelor of Elementary Education. I would like to ask for your permission to used your survey form about the factors of absenteeism it is a great help for us to use your research. Hope you will give me the chance to used your survey mam. Thank You!

I WILL WAIT FOR YOUR RESPONSE MAM!

jomir nuguid on July 27, 2017:

A pleasant morning to you mam Loren.I am a student of DHVTSU Sto.Tomas taking up Bachelor of Elementary EDUCATION. Mam can i ask your permission to use your survey form for our thesis about absenteeism it is a great help for us to use your research mam.It is very interesting because we want to know the factors causing the students to miss classes. Hope you allowed me to use your survey form mam.Thank you!!

Claire Tagasa on July 16, 2017:

Good day Ma'am. I'm a senior high school student from Ilocos Sur who would like permission to have your research study as a basis and reference, especially your questionnaire, for my group's action research which is closely related to yours.

I am hoping for your kind consideration. God bless!

Sincerely,

Claire Tagasa

Eve Cadungog on June 10, 2017:

hi miss Loren... Your study is very helpful and I would like to ask your permission that I will be allowed to use your study as one of my references for my action research...Thank you so much.

simplykhris16 on May 29, 2017:

Hi Ms. Loren.

I find this study very helpful and even to my research. So, I would like to ask permission to use this as reference. Thank you in advance. :)

Jess Omambac on May 09, 2017:

Hi Ms. Loren.

I find this study very helpful and even to my research. So, I would like to ask permission to use this as reference. Thank you in advance. ;)

ranilgenite on May 08, 2017:

Ms. Loren,

I am a doctoral student in Surigao. I felt grateful as I came across with your study. Luckily for me, it is one of our requirements to pass the subject. On that note, May I ask permission from you to use your study as springboard of my planned Action Research to be conducted in our School her in Mainit, Surigao del Norte. Thanks and God bless...

Trully Yours,

Ranil D. Genite

Teacher

arjumand sayed on April 25, 2017:

Gud day maam Loren. may I ask permission to use your study as my reference .Thank you and God bless u and more power.

norijoyviernes on April 23, 2017:

Good day Maam :)

I would like to ask permission from you to use your study as my reference.

Thank you and more power!

genelyncbritanico on April 21, 2017:

April 22, 2017

Dear Madam;

A pleasant day to you ma'am! I, Genelyn C. Britanico, teacher of Godofredo M. Tan Memorial School of Arts and Trades, Division of San Narciso, Quezon, I would like to ask permission from you to use your study as my reference.

I am hoping for your immediate response regarding my request.

Thank you very much and God Bless!

Respectfully yours,

GENELYN C. BRITANICO

superanghel12 on March 18, 2017:

Good day Maam :) would like to ask permission from you to use your study as my reference.

Thank you Godbless!

Rafaela Santander on March 15, 2017:

March 15, 2017

Dear Ma'am Loren,

I am a teacher from Parañaque City and I would like to ask a permission to use your reseach paper as my reference for my project proposal.

I am hoping for your immediate response regarding my humble request.

Thank you very much and God Bless!

Respectfully yours,

Rafaela J. Santander

Jade Salonoy on March 13, 2017:

Good day Ma'am. We are students from Vito NHS and we are currently conducting a study about bullying . We would like to ask permission to use your research paper about bullying as one of our reference. Our study has similarity to your research. Our study is all about "Classroom Management: Styles of a Teacher to Address Chronic bullying".

We are hoping for your kind consideration. Godbless and more power!

Respectfully yours,

Jade Salonoy

PinkyAbapo on March 09, 2017:

Hi Ms. Loren, Im currently doing my Action Research about Student Absenteeism as Basis for Guidance Intervention Program. May I ask permission to use your research paper especially your Study Questionnaire: What Are the Most Common Causes of Absenteeism? as my reference for my instrument?

I am hoping for your response,,

thank you...

Micaela Martin on March 08, 2017:

Good day Ma'am! I'am a student from Bulacan State University taking a course of Bachelor of Elementary Education. I and my groupmates want to conduct a study about pupils absenteeism. Can we please use your instrument about this research and study?

We will truly appreciate your help Ma'am. Hope for your response soon. God Bless!

Carlogonzales19 on February 26, 2017:

Very informative research paper. Mam Loren I am a student and I want to ask permission to you because I want to use your format as my reference for my research paper. Thank you and godbless you po

MARY JEAN C DE VERA from PHILIPPINES on February 16, 2017:

permission to use your research as reference mam.

Thank you and God bless.

Park Rizza on January 24, 2017:

Good day Ma'am. We are students from MSU-IIT and we are currently conducting a study about absenteeism. We would like to ask permission to use your research paper about absenteeism as one of our reference. Our study has similarity to your research. Our study is all about "Classroom Management: Styles of a Teacher to Address Chronic Absenteeism".

We are hoping for your kind consideration. Godbless and more power!

Respectfully yours,

Malolot, Rizza Angeline M.

Oliveros, Lea C.

Solaiman, Amania A.

Imogene Pinto on January 15, 2017:

I Am a student who suffers from absenteeism.....I checked on this article to see if it could help me..In my case, I am an introvert, one reason I tend to keep away from school is because of it's social environment which I find repulsive.....Also, I have the habit of staying apsent on exam days as well, when I feel I haven't studied enough to get decent marks .....

melds on January 13, 2017:

Mam gud a.m .Mam Loren may i ask your permission to use your research as my guide?Thank you Mam and God bless you always.

Blessy Jerusalem on January 12, 2017:

this is a great research and very helpful, may I ask for permission to use this for our research? It will definitely be great to use this. Thanks!

Jake Esmer on December 06, 2016:

Good Day!

I have read your work ma'am and it's great..

I'm humbly asking you your permission to use it as a reference of my study.

I'm hoping for your kind consideration.

Respectfully yours,

ROGATO JAKE C. ESMER

Jake Esmer on December 06, 2016:

Good Day!

I have read yior work ma'am and it's great..

I'm humbly asking you your permission to use it as a reference of my study.

I'm hoping for your kind consideration.

Respectfully yours,

ROGATO JAKE C. ESMER

Abby jmes on November 10, 2016:

Gud morning mam loren,

Can I use it for my research work?

Abby jmes on November 09, 2016:

good afternoon mam loren,

Greetings of Peace through Mary Mother of the Church!

Upon reading your action research I thank God for I found it very helpful bec we are experiencing the same problem in our school. I would like to ask permission to use your reseach for my research work.

Thank you and more power!

Charmin Seiz on November 05, 2016:

hello maam Loren. I have also a difficulty dealing with absenteeism ain my class. thank you for this very meaningful research. Can I use this as my reference in my study? thank you and Dios te bendecir.

arcile on September 23, 2016:

hi mam loren..

can i use this for my resarch work..ty

rosario david on September 14, 2016:

Hi ma'am loren, May I ask you to please allow me to use your research as my reference to check whether we have the same factors that hinders the pupils in our school of not coming everyday. Thank you very much.

Jacqueline Agaran on April 27, 2016:

Hello mam Loren! It's a blessing that i came across your research because we are experiencing the same problem in our school. I find your findings very useful in my project this school year. Hence, i would like to seek permission from you to use your research as one of my references. Thank you and more power.

Venie Pesito on April 26, 2016:

Good eve mam. I have come across your action research and found it very meaningful as we share the same problem in the school. Can I make a parallel study in our school and use your research as main guide? Thank you ma'am and God bless you more!

Joel R Pangilinan on April 17, 2016:

Good am . . .maam loren may i ask permission to use ur study as my reference? Thank you and Godbless

Jhie Lapetahi on April 17, 2016:

Gud day maam Loren. may I ask permission to use your study as my reference .Thank you and God bless u and more power.

jasylleoroceo on March 21, 2016:

thank you

jasylleoroceo on March 21, 2016:

I will wait for your response mam...Thank you maam loren.

God bless u

jasylleoroceo on March 21, 2016:

March 15, 2016

Dear Sir/Madam;

Greetings!

I, Jasylle L. Oroceo, teacher of I. Makilan ES, Division of Bago City, Negros Occidental would like to ask permission from you to use your study as my reference.

I am hoping for your immediate response regarding my humble request.

Thank you very much and God Bless!

Respectfully yours,

JASYLLE L. OROCEO

Mye Quinto on September 11, 2015:

permission to use this action research as my reference mam...

Thank u..Godbless u more mam:)

Carlo Gulanes on August 31, 2015:

maam may I use your action research for reference in my project proposal?

Thank you and more power!

Maria Teresa Mamu on July 30, 2015:

Hello Mam Lloren! Thank you for sharing your research. We would like to use your study as a springboard and reference for our action research here in La Union. Your findings are very useful and we would like to prove if we have the same causes as your findings. Nevertheless,we teachers should not stop on finding out the reasons of absenteeism. Intervention must be made in order to help our dear learners and this I believe is a great challenge for us.

Moira Durano-Abesmo from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines on January 10, 2015:

Hello Loren! I am a teacher from PH too and I want to conduct an action research on my grade 8 students. Thank you for publishing your action research, this makes this action research simpler. I am thinking of conducting a similar research on absenteeism next school year. Thank you so much.

lorenmurcia (author) on November 30, 2014:

By all means :)

Henzyl Rico Tomas from Old Kidapawan, North Cotabato, Philippines on November 24, 2014:

November 25, 2014

Dear Sir/Madam;

A pleasant day to you! We the student of Southern Philippines Methodist Colleges Inc. would like to ask permission to use your research paper about absenteeism as one of our reference. Our research has a similarity of your research. The topic of our research is about “Absenteeism among the Elementary pupils living at Nursery Phase 1, studying at Kidapawan City Pilot Elementary School”.

We’re hoping for your kind consideration. Thank you and God Bless!

Respectfully yours,

Richelle Ann C. Gayotin

Henzyl R. Tomas

Jovelyn A. Tagarda

Chrystal Joy Copi