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EEO. 2020; 19(3): 2232-2240

Determinants of Studentsí Absenteeism in Higher Education and its Effect on their Academic Performance

Bushra Naoreen, Syeda Samina Tahira, Dr. Shumaila Shahzad, Maheen Asgher.

The main objective of the study was to find out the level of absenteeism of university students and effects of
absenteeism on studentsí performance. This study was descriptive in nature. Survey was conducted to collect
data. Quantitative tool was used to collect data from the respondents. Data were collected from three public
sector universities of Faisalabad. Two disciplines were selected. These disciplines were Physical Science and
Social Science. 50 students from each discipline total 100 students from each of three universities
(Government College University Faisalabad, University of Agriculture Faisalabad and University of Education
Faisalabad). The total sample was 300 students. Descriptive and inferential statistics were applied to analyze
data. Results showed that there was a significant effect of absenteeism on studentís academic performance. It
was recommended that Universities should develop strict guidelines for the studentsí attendance and
monitor those factors that can be hinder students from attending lectures on regular basis

Key words: Students Absenteeism, Higher Education, Academic Performance

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