Siti Zuraifah Harun, Normala Ibrahim
Abstract: The study objective were focusing on to determine the prevalence and factors associated with chronic absenteeism among secondary school teachers in the Hulu Langat district Selangor. A cross-sectional study among 16 secondary school teachers that undergoing routine in the school that participate to answer the self-administered questionnaire in the study. School selected were based on sample randomly method which is lottery method selection. Seventy-six (76.0 %) were aware of the term chronic absenteeism. 10.4 % were categorized as having chronic absenteeism with age (p = 0.015) and ethnicity (p = 0.007) being the factors associated with chronic absenteeism.
Keywords: chronic absenteeism, teacher, age, ethnicity