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(p. 1) Introduction to Key Definitions and Concepts 

(p. 1) Introduction to Key Definitions and Concepts
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(p. 1) Introduction to Key Definitions and Concepts
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Christopher A. Kearney

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780199985296.003.0001
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date: 28 January 2021

This chapter introduces the reader to basic definitions and concepts related to problematic school absenteeism. Sections include information on defining school absenteeism, epidemiology of school absenteeism worldwide, epidemiology of school absenteeism in the United States, effects of absenteeism, causes of absenteeism, and historical models of absenteeism. Key definitional concepts include excused and unexcused absences, and definitional recommendations are provided. Problematic school absenteeism is also defined in different ways that are presented in the chapter. Causes of absenteeism that include child, parent, family, peer, school, and community variables are also presented. An outline of the structure of the remainder of the book is presented as well.

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