Effects of household head's employment status on school dropout rates in Nsangi
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The objective of the study was to investigate the effects of household head employment status on school dropout rates in Nsangi. The assessment was made on distance to school, parent’s education background, amount spent on children’s education and children’s attitudes towards school using primary data obtained from Nsangi using a sample of 95 households. The analysis was made using frequency distribution and summary statistics, Pearson correlation coefficients and ANOVA. The results, majority of the respondents are males (56%) and females (44%) with a median income of 750000 Ugandan shillings. The research shows that there is a significant relationship between school dropout rates and children’s attitudes towards school (p<0.05) and as for amount obtained by the household head is not significantly related to school dropout rates (p>0.05). In conclusion, three hypotheses were rejected and this implies that there is a positive relationship between school dropout rates and the three explanatory factors. These include; distance to school, parent’s education background, amount spent on children’s education. Therefore, the three explanatory factors significantly influence school dropout rates. The study therefore recommends that parents should attain high education levels and also be sensitized about the advantages of keeping their children in school.