Exploring the Counsellors’ Intervention in Handling Truancy Issues in School

Meneroka Intervensi Kaunselor Dalam Menangani Masalah Pelajar Ponteng Sekolah

  • Nursabihah Roslan Jabatan Psikologi dan Kaunseling, Fakulti Pembangunan Manusia, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Tanjong Malim, Perak, MALAYSIA
  • Nurul Ain Mohd Daud Jabatan Psikologi dan Kaunseling, Fakulti Pembangunan Manusia, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Tanjong Malim, Perak, MALAYSIA
Keywords: Intervention, Counselors, Truancy, Students, Programme

Abstract

This study aims to investigate the intervention strategies that can be used by counselors in handling truancy issues in school, identify how to run the intervention, and find out the effectiveness of the intervention strategies used. This study employed a qualitative method using case study on three counselors from different states; Pahang, Perak and Perlis. This study used interview technique as the data collection. The participants was chosen based on the purposive sampling who has been served for 10 years and above and handling any truancy issues. The findings of this study shows that there were four themes that aswering the objectives, including performing specific activities to student. Counselors also implement interventions related to student directions and intervention in the form of building good relationships with all stakeholders with student. Finally, counselors and students can also make changes for the better. This study give implication to implemented the intervention of truancy that can be used as a guide by counselors.

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Published
2021-06-30
How to Cite
Roslan, N., & Mohd Daud, N. A. (2021). Exploring the Counsellors’ Intervention in Handling Truancy Issues in School. Jurnal Pendidikan Bitara UPSI, 14(1), 70-77. https://doi.org/10.37134/bitara.vol14.1.8.2021