The aim of this study is to examine the reasons for school leavers at the secondary education level, to make suggestions to prevent these dropouts, and to reveal the opinions of individuals having left school about school dropout. In this study, both qualitative and quantitative research models were used. The sample consists of 221 students studying at eight secondary education institutions and 38 individuals who have dropped out of the school, also to deepen the research results eight individuals dropped out. To collect data, two scales and a semi-structured interview form were used. Quantitative data were analyzed, parametric and non-parametric tests were used, and content analysis was conducted for qualitative data. Based on findings, it can be said that counseling and guidance activities at school are important. Also, it is understood that the students trust their mothers and their views more about school dropout. It was seen that the friends of the students who dropped out of school also encouraged them to leave the school and be brought to life as soon as possible. It can be argued that the school is an economic investment tool when students understand that they leave school and earn money by getting a job.
Dirik, H., & Arslan H. (2021). Investigation of school dropout among secondary school institution. In W. B. James, C. Cobanoglu, & M. Cavusoglu (Eds.), Advances in global education and research (Vol. 4, pp. 1–8). USF M3 Publishing. https://www.doi.org/10.5038/9781955833042
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