FactorsAffecting the Tardiness and Absenteeism of College Students of MSU, GSCBy: JackelynGremio” As cited by Nakpodia andDaflagor (2011), Lateness can be defined as the ” situation where an individualarrives after the proper, scheduled or usual time. Absenteeism is an alarming problem to all. It mayindicate low performance of teacher and students.
Parents are financiallyburdened for having their children to stay longer in school, having tore-enroll them in subjects they fail due to excessive absences.The purpose of this study is to pinpoint the factors thatcontribute to the tardiness and absenteeism of the said students. Reasons forbeing late in class and other factors affecting the punctuality of a studentvary. There had been some theories that pointed out that tardiness is caused bythe personality of a person.
Santillano ( 2010) stated that psychologicaltheorists considered some “personality traits, including low self-esteem andanxiety” as triggering factors of tardiness. Other experts also believed thatsome people are “chronically tardy” for the reason that they consciously andunconsciously get good things from it.A certain study has cited some factors when students wereasked to indicate the extent to which each reason accounted for their absencesduring the quarter. This includes (1) negative perceptions of the professor andthe course (2) irresponsible pursuit of leisure (3) low attendance incentives(4) financial problems.I am looking forward that through the pursuit of thisstudy, we will be able to point out andprove the factors affecting the students’ absenteeism and tardiness. This alsoaims that by giving attention to this problem we can lessen the frequency oroccurrence of the phenomena.
This is because tardiness and absenteeism is notjust a simple problem. Tardiness among students has its own negativerepercussions. Not only the late students are affected but also the people thatsurrounds them. A student coming late in class distracts the rest of thestudents and disrupts the flow of the teacher’s discussion. It is even a burdento the student/s whom the late student asks for what to catch up with. But withrespect to the individual responsible, it is also important to make it clearthat it also affects their parents expectations to them.
And aside from that,this attitude might become their hobbit and might be practiced even in theirworking place later on. If these factors are true to the students of MSU, thisstudy might help the admin resolve the extent of absenteeism and tardiness. Butpersonally, I also wanted that I can be of great help to my friends thatundergoes this activity and also for myself guilty as charge.