EFFECTIVENESS OF POSITIVE DISCIPLINE TECHNIQUE IN THE ABSENTEEISM RATE AMONG PUBLIC ELEMENTARY PUPILS

Elaine Peña, MAEd | Ken Paul Espinosa, PhD |

August 27, 2020
Education

This action research aimed to determine the effectiveness of Positive Discipline Technique (PDT) as an intervention among public elementary pupils’ absenteeism rate. The researcher used an action research mixed-method evaluative research design. The pupils with the highest rate of absenteeism during the first semester of S.Y. 2018-2019 and their respective subject teachers from a public elementary school in Caloocan City were voluntarily participated in the study. According to the gathered demographic profile of the pupil participants, it revealed that pupils who have the highest absenteeism rate were male. It showed that majority of the pupil participants have grades of 76-79%. Furthermore, it revealed that families who earned less have the most numbered of pupil participants who were always absent in the class. The researcher tried to categorize the most shared theme reflected by each participant’s response to the interview that purposely asked. After the implementation of PDT, there was a marked of improvement on the area of pupils’ attendance based on the pupils’ attendance form and assessment made by their respective subject teachers. The particular intention of this action research is to enhance the attendance of public elementary pupils by employing PDT. Using this technique will help teachers maintain an atmosphere conducive to learning and support an inclusive learning environment that eventually creates a positive school climate.

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