Analysis of the Variables That Predispose Adolescents to Dropout of Schools

Abstract:

The study investigated the variables that predispose adolescents to drop out of school. The sample for the study was made up of 350 participants drawn from the adolescent school dropouts in Edo Central Senatorial District of Edo State of Nigeria. From the analysis of data, it was found that the following factors predispose students to drop out of schools: financial, home, societal values and personal characteristics of the adolescents. However, peer influence and school factors were found not to predispose adolescents to drop out.