Factors Influencing Secondary School Girls Drop Out in Bagamoyo District in Coast Region, Tanzania

Rutakinikwa , Lawrence Novat (2016) Factors Influencing Secondary School Girls Drop Out in Bagamoyo District in Coast Region, Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study examined causes of girls drop out from secondary schools in Bagamoyo district. The specific objectives of the study included; investigation of economic, cultural and school factors that cause girl to leave secondary school in Bagamoyo district. The study consists of five chapters Chapter one is introduction and background to the study, chapter two literature reviews, chapter three research methodologies, chapter four data presentation, analysis and discussion, chapter five summary, conclusion and recommendation. The theoretical framework that guided this study was adopted from Finn (1989). The theory suggests that as youths actively participate in school the more they are likely going to feel a sense of connection to school. The greater a student’s sense of connection to school, the less likely, he or she is to drop out from school. The conceptual framework was adapted from Omari(2011). The framework shows the relationship between the predictor, participating and outcome variables. The literature review highlights the global studies on girl dropout, process of girl drop out, importance of girl education, synthesis and research gap. The research methodology shows research design, population. The sample size of the study consisted sixty four continuing students who participated in focus group discussion, eight academic masters/mistresses, thirty two secondary schools teachers who were given questionnaires to fill and eight ward education officers and one DEOSS who were interviewed by a researcher as respondents of this study. In addition, the research methodology shows methods of data collection, data collection instruments, reliability of data collection instruments, data analysis plan and research ethical issues. The study findings have indicated that economic, culture and school factors lead to girl dropout from secondary schools. Based on the research findings and conclusion, recommendations have been made both for action and for further investigation.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2017 08:04
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 10:39
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1747

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