Factors Affecting Students' Decision to Drop Out of School
Dropping out is a serious problem because it denies individual students their fundamental human right to education. The study aims to find out the reasons why students drop out of school and the factors that contribute to the high dropout rate in order to provide a programme design to identify mode of interventions to address the problem. It is a descriptive-correlational and comparative type of research. Descriptively, results revealed that financial resources were the major reason why students drop out of school. Inferentially, result showed significant differences in terms of policies and practices, student-teacher relationship, financial resources and academic performance except the nature of the curriculum which shows no significant difference by the number of times the students dropped from school year 2010-2011 to school year 2012-2013, while age, civil status and sources of tuition payment are contributory factors that lead students to drop out of school.
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