International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Influence of Home-Based Factors on Dropout Rates of Students in Co-Educational Public Day Secondary Schools in Rongai District, Nakuru County, Kenya
Jackline Sigei, Tikoko Betty

This study was set to investigate the influence of home based factors on dropout rates of students in coeducational public- day secondary schools in Rongai District, Nakuru County, Kenya. The study was guided by Vroom’s expectancy theory. The objective of the study was to identify the home based factors that caused the students to drop out from school. The study population consisted of 755 Form 3 students and 8 head teachers in 8 co educational public day secondary schools in Rongai District. The sample size consisted of 169 students which were randomly selected and 8 head teachers from all the selected schools respectively. The quantitative data was analyzed using descriptive statistics. The highest causes of dropouts were identified as those caused by early marriages and teenage pregnancy respectively. It is expected the findings of this study will help all the stake holders in the field of education to improve the dropout rates and consequently the quality of education in Kenyan secondary schools.

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