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[Longitudinal study of the lateness as a predictor of absenteeism: a three-year longitudinal study in a public junior high school in Japan].
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PMID:  23214080     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Although it is generally believed that frequent lateness might lead to absenteeism, the evidence for this has not been ascertained. We investigated the relationship between earlier lateness and subsequent absenteeism in a three-year longitudinal study in a public junior high school in Japan. The participants were 263 students (124 males, 139 females) whose school records were available for three consecutive academic years. Kaplan-Meier survival curves revealed that students who had been late for 30 or more days during their 1st year of junior high school were significantly more likely to show absenteeism during 2nd and 3rd year than students who had been late less than 30 days. Cox's proportional hazards regression model confirmed that frequent lateness was the only significant predictor, after controlling socio-demographics and psychosocial variables including stressors at school and stress responses. The substantial linkage of frequent lateness to absenteeism found in this study suggests the necessity of paying more attention to lateness for the prevention of absenteeism.
Yasuko Meifu; Noboru Iwata; Akiko Mukasa; Akira Tsuda
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Shinrigaku kenkyu : The Japanese journal of psychology     Volume:  83     ISSN:  0021-5236     ISO Abbreviation:  Shinrigaku Kenkyu     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0413571     Medline TA:  Shinrigaku Kenkyu     Country:  Japan    
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Languages:  jpn     Pagination:  314-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Faculty of Literature, Nagoya Women's University, Takamiya-cho, Tenpaku-ku, Nagoya 468-8507, Japan.
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