Volume 8, Number 1 / April issue 2022
Ruth A. Young
Student health and chronic absenteeism

Health concerns are historically a primary reason for chronic absenteeism. Over 6 million U.S. children experienced chronic school absenteeism (U.S. Department of Education, 2016) before the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been limited studies conducted on the effect that the lockdowns, school closures, and school re-openings have had on absenteeism. The little data available indicates skyrocketing chronic absenteeism and an increased parental concern for their child's mental well-being (Dorn et al., 2021), demonstrating a need for a greater understanding of student health needs and the provision of health care within the school setting.
Keywords: school nurse, absenteeism, health services, school health, academic achievement / academic performance / academic success

Cite this article:
Ruth A. Young. Student health and chronic absenteeism. Acta Scientiae et Intellectus, 8(1); 2022, 90-95.


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