I choose to do my paper on “Playing Hooky”: Examining Factors that Contribute to Adolescent Truancy, because of the position I am currently in at work places me in several different school s all year long. I have seen the effects and causes of adolescent truancy first hand. This article is a review of previous data that was obtained from Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. This article clearly states that it is a research article, and the research is from a study that compiled data from 20 students. The researchers looked at all variables that play a factor in adolescent truancy, to include family environment, living situations, community involvement, severity of substance use, duration of substance use, and peer victimization.
Based on the research from the article on adolescent truancy I learned that truancy has become an ever growing problem and is caused from several different factors. Adolescent truancy is caused by multiple out-of-school and in-school factors. The majority of abscises are driven from outside factors, such as family problems, living conditions, substance use, and community involvement, and school factors, like bullying or hazing.
Looking at the research by Dube and Orpinas(2009) it breaks it down into three main behavioral profile groups based on reinforcement be it negative and positive reinforcement, also no reinforcement. Positive reinforcement is things like skipping school to go to the mall or skate park things of that nature. Negative reinforcement is family conflict, living conditions, and substance problems. With substance abuse problems leads to more skipping school, and with skipping school leads to more substance abuse problems, so they both feed of each other. The research is supported by the data that was collected from a study that was done with 20 kids, ages 8-16 and grades 5th to 11th.
I believe that Corporal Punishment should not be re-instated in schools for many reasons. In the following essay I will give those reasons and explain why others are incorrect. There is a law about inflicting pain on others, and it is there for a reason. This is because it degrades the person being hit, it makes them feel lesser, more inferior than the person that is hitting them. If you go up to ...
This article fits in the overall field of sociology because it takes something that needs to be dissected and helps break down the trends and reasoning be hide what is going on, Furth more it opens our eyes to the key indicators to look for if we have a problem like this. Sociology breaks down thing so we can see the reasoning that something may be happing and I think this article does just that. I feel that the chapter that this article would best fit in would be chapter 9 Deviance, because the article cover truancy which is deviating from what you are supposed to be doing and shows why people would be doing this.
This article is different because magazines and newspapers do not explain what is going on in this much in-depth information. Non-scholarly periodicals are usually just a brief summary of what is really going on and hitting the key points. This article is done from studies that have been done as well as surveys that have been completed. What this article and non-scholarly periodicals do have in common is that they both do lay out the key points to their research as well as credit the sources that they received there information from.
Dimmick, J. Yanira, C. Aleka, L. and Holly, B. (2011).
“Playing Hooky”: Examining Factors that Contribute to Adolescent Truancy. EBSCOhost. Retrieved from https://web-ebscohost-com.libdatab.strayer.edu/ehost/detail?vid=5&hid=25&sid=ea8658a5-82b9-4bf5-9730-404a1a35187f%40sessionmgr11&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZSZzY29wZT1zaXRl#db=a9h&AN=6966092