Exploratory And Confirmatory Factor Analysis Of School Repellent Variables For Out-Of School Children In Ogun State

J Adewale, J Olalekan Adebowale
One of the objectives of Universal Basic Education UBE) is to have a compulsory and free education at the basic education level. UBE was launched nine years ago, yet not all children who are at the basic education age are in school, some actually started school but do not complete school, therefore, the study examined some of the factors that militate against the drive to have children stay in school. Developing and validating school repellent variables for out-of school children in the three
more » ... natorial districts of Ogun State, Nigeria do this. Four research questions were raised to guide the study. School repellent factor scale was used for the study; this was administered to 500 children on the streets, at motor parks and those hawking on highways during school hours. The research questions were answered using the factor analysis method. The data were purified using rotated component matrix, exploratory and confirmatory methodology. Nine factors solution were found which reflected parameters for peer social interaction among the children. The chi square result (Goodness of fit test) was not significant; hence the new model is tenable. The implication of the study is discussed