Date of Award
Master of Social Work
School of Social Work
The focus of this study was to gain an understanding of truancy. Familial factors are frequently blamed for attendance issues, but research shows that the reasons for truancy are oftentimes more complex. The study was conducted using the constructivist paradigm, and key stakeholders were interviewed to discuss their experience with truancy. The study's findings will influence social work practice by providing guidance to create effective truancy programs in San Bernardino. The study site for this research project was the San Bernardino Public Defender's Office. The research project was conducted in the Juvenile Division of the office. The participants were selected using a maximum variation sampling strategy.
Kennedy, Susan Elizabeth, "Truancy in San Bernardino: What is it and how should we respond" (2013). Theses Digitization Project. 4059.