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dc.contributor.authorHart, I.
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-24T21:23:46Z
dc.date.available2014-04-24T21:23:46Z
dc.date.issued1975
dc.identifier.citationI. Hart, 'Absenteeism at national school - educational, medical and social aspects', Economic and Social Research Institute, Economic and Social Review, Vol. 6, No. 3, 1975, 1975, pp313-335
dc.identifier.issn0012-9984
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/69028
dc.description.abstractThis study of a small sample of national school absentees suggests that such absentees are characterised by high levels of economic and emotional insecurity, and by educational retardation. It thus supports the control theory of deviance in so far as this holds that deviance results from the lack of a stake in society. Of the different sets of factors involved, educational, medical and social, social factors are shown to be of the greatest significance. In a more precise sense, control theory is not, however, confirmed. Evidence from this study suggests the existence of a group of over-conforming children, who by definition are those that would be most rewarded by society, and therefore attached to its norms, who are liable to be extreme non-attenders. The suggestion is therefore put forward that control theory, in so far as it reduces to a conditioning or learning paradigm of behaviour, is inadequate.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherEconomic & Social Studies
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEconomic and Social Review
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVol. 6, No. 3, 1975
dc.subjectEconomics
dc.subjectSociology
dc.titleAbsenteeism at national school - educational, medical and social aspects
dc.typeJournal article
dc.status.refereedYes
dc.publisher.placeDublin
dc.rights.ecaccessrightsOpenAccess
dc.format.extentpaginationpp313-335


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