Advances in Applied Sociology

Volume 10, Issue 5 (May 2020)

ISSN Print: 2165-4328   ISSN Online: 2165-4336

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Understanding the Sociological Processes and Mechanisms of School Drop-Out in the Sfax Region of Tunisia: Preliminary Study

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DOI: 10.4236/aasoci.2020.105010    133 Downloads   386 Views  Citations

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this article was to identify the main factors influencing school dropout in Tunisia. With this work we want to draw attention to a social problem that manifests itself with an increasingly strong intensity from year to year in Tunisia, namely school dropout problem, mainly due to deepening poverty (especially in rural areas but not only). In the elaboration of this work we started from processing and interpretation of statistical data provided by the multiple-choice questionnaire. As a result, the causes of school dropout differ from rural and urban space and from region to region. Our analyzes indicate that the probabilities of dropping out are mainly associated with individual behavior, a set of school factors, socioeconomic, family and especially cultural and geographic factors among middle school pupils in the Sfax (Tunisia). Thus, our study tends to understand the mechanisms and sociological processes of dropping out of school. This result indeed confirms the cultural and geographic specificities of Tunisia at this level.

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Cherif, A. , Ghayaza, N. and Elloumi, A. (2020) Understanding the Sociological Processes and Mechanisms of School Drop-Out in the Sfax Region of Tunisia: Preliminary Study. Advances in Applied Sociology, 10, 129-156. doi: 10.4236/aasoci.2020.105010.

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