Subjective experience of those who have never attended school before continuing to work: Qualitative research
support for difﬁculties
The purpose of this study was to conduct interviews with subjects who had taken a leave of absence during their elementary and junior high school years and are currently employed in order to clarify their subjective experiences in each situation leading up to their continued employment. Semi-structured interviews of about one hour each were conducted with two individuals, Ms. A and Mr. B, face-to-face. The audio data was converted to text and analyzed by Steps for Coding and Theorization (SCAT). From Ms. A's experience, it became clear that there were seven categories of support methods, including the causes of truancy, the structure of schools that produce truants, the vicious cycle of truancy, coping to protect oneself, triggers for change in truants, support methods that lead to employment, and conditions that lead to continued employment. From Mr. B's experience, it became clear that there were six categories of support methods, including the causes of truancy, conﬂ ict and reconciliation between mother and child due to truancy, coping to protect oneself, triggers for change in truants, support methods that lead to employment, and conditions that lead to continued employment. From the results of this study, the following three phases were identiﬁ ed: (1) environmental adjustment in providing support, (2) support tailored to each individual's characteristics, and (3) continuous support after employment.
人間と科学 : 県立広島大学保健福祉学部誌 = Humanity and science : journal of the Faculty of Health and Welfare, Prefectural University of Hiroshima
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