Broken homes on student’s performance in school

“ EFFECTS OF A BROKEN FAMILY TO THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF SENIOR STUDENT OF NEGROS MISSION ACADEMY S. Y 2012-2013″ NEGROS MISSION ACADEMY _______________________________________________________________ CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION This chapter presents the background of the study, theoretical/conceptual framework, statement of the problem, hypotheses, significance of the study, scope and delimitation of the study, and the definition of term. A. Background of the Study Family is the basic unit of society.   This is the most important component of a country. A home is where a family lives. It may be alternated   to the word ‘ house’ but a house is more appropriately   referring to the material structure, whereas ‘ home’ refers to the intangible things that bind together the family members. It is the immeasurable love and care that keeps together the mother, father and their children. The Family is an essential factor for a human’s whole-being, everything about a man, his background, attitude, all of his achievements, his honor and dignity , relies on the structure of the family a man lives in with. A family is composed of a father a mother and their offspring, bonded by their love for each other. Broken home is a term used to describe a household, usually in reference to parenting, in which the family unit does not properly function according to accepted societal norms. This household might suffer from domestic violence, a dissolved marriage, drug abuse, or anything else that interferes with the upbringing of children. The phrase ‘Broken Home’ is more commonly used when either the mother or father is not part of the family due to bad circumstances, as mentioned above, which makes a child’s upbringing suffer. It is less commonly used for parents who have simply split up, and are still noth in contact, and on good terms with the child. That is an archaic phrase coined by people who live in a very conventional social structure where most adults are married and few split up. Of course, in other layers of society marriage is not the norm and people don’t use that term much. Many people would be puzzled by that phrase since many families begin to heal and thrive when the person who was making family life miserable has been removed from family life. Messiah (1983) said that some parents from broken homes are usually found in low status jobs. This may be because they did not have enough school preparations to equip them for high caliber jobs with which to use in supporting their families. This is common among African, American and Caribbean woman. Most broken homes enter their work place early with few skills and little or no experience. They begin parenting in poverty and are likely to remain in poverty which have an impact on the education of their children. Children whose fathers had been absent while they were ages one-five were more criminals in behavior. Father-son contact is an essential element in moral development, without it moral bankruptcy arises. The effect of broken home on the education of the child is devastating. B. Statement of the Problem This Study is conducted to determine the effects of having a broken family of senior students of Negros Mission Academy S. Y. 2012 — 2013. This study aims to answer the following questions: 1. Do senior students know the effects of having a broken family on their academic performance? 2. What are the effects of having a broken family on their academic performance? 3. Do they know how to overcome those effects? 4. Are they capable of handling those problems than adults? 5. Does the school help them on overcoming those problems? C. Statement of Hypotheses The following hypotheses are formulated in accordance with the problem studied: 1. Do senior students know the effects of having a broken family on their academic performance? The seniors are in their teenage years nowadays. They enjoy their life as a youth and things like knowing the effects are too hard for them to know. These effects may be seen through their actions and academic performance without knowing it. 2. What are the effects of having a broken family on their academic performance? Some of them do not go to school; those who do may attend low quality schools, with low academic performance. Some of them may drop out of school prematurely. The girls are more likely to become teen mothers while still in school. In most broken homes, the children are generally disadvantaged because they are generally regarded as being deprived academically, economically, socially and culturally. 3. Do they know how to overcome those effects? Their enjoying their life as teens but there are circumstances that affects them psychologically affecting their academic performance. Proper guidance form close relatives are highly appreciated. Proper counseling that helps them to understand their real status in life. 4. Are they capable of handling those problems than adults? They are not too capable on handling these things. They are too young to handle these kinds of problems. Adults could think maturely but teens like them seem to have many companies that affect their way of thinking. It may lead them to the right way or leads them to the wrong path to take. 5. Does the school help them on overcoming those problems? School could help them by the use of the guidance office. Proper counseling form a guidance director is good. For me, school like NMA has a high advantage on handling these things. Except for the guidance department, NMA provides a counseling directly form the church particularly from the church pastor. A counsel from a man of God is much better than anything else. The bible is a good tool of changing a person into something new. D. Conceptual/ Theoretical Framework “ The concept of the looking-glass self can be broken down into three components. First, we imagine how we appear to others. Second, we imagine what their judgment of that appearance must be. Third, we develop some self-feeling, such as pride or mortification, as a result of our imagining others’ judgments. ” This tells us that having a broken family is very hard for those who do not understand. Having these makes there self-esteem low. They tend to do things to please others but for them do not. They may sometimes accept judgement wether good or bad without thinking about it. These things sometimes affects there performance in school specifically in academics. They strive for good marks but due to the judgement or criticism he/she hears it enables her to feel bad and do not continue for more. E. Significance of the Study The following are the benefits, the ones to be benefited, and how they are benefited: What are the benefits? We can know the effects of having that of family on a child particularly on his/her academic performance. Who are benefited? The senior students of Negros Mission Academy S. Y. 2012-2013, students of NMA, the faculty, the staff, and the researcher. How are they benefited? By knowing the effects of the problem we can find some ways to counterfeit it. We could help someone who is experiencing these effects. F. Scope and Delimitations This study is confined to the senior students of NMA S. Y. 2012-2013 who ere enrolled this school year. And no other student is to be observed and surveyed except the said above. Furthermore, due to financial and time constraints, the researcher cannot devote all his time in conduction this study and this will just serve as a guide for future use. G. Definition of Terms 1. Family- Merriam Dictionary define this as “ the basic unit in society traditionally consisting of two parents rearing their children; ” 2. Broken- Merriam Dictionary defines this as “ disunited by divorce, separation, or desertion of one parent” 3. Household- Merriam Dictionary define this as “ those who dwell under the same roof and compose a family; also : a social unit composed of those living together in the same dwelling” 4. Academic- Merriam Webster Dicitonary defines this as “ a member of an institution of learning “ 5. Effect- Merriam Webster Dicitonary defines this as “ power to bring about a result” 6. Self-esteem- Merriam Webster Dicitonary define this as “ a confidence and satisfaction in oneself” 7. Archaic- Merriam Webster Dictionary defines this as “ having the characteristics of the language of the past and surviving chiefly in specialized uses” 8. Performance- Merriam Webster Dictionary defines this as “ something accomplished” 9. Home- Merriam Webster Dictionary defines this as “ the social unit formed by a family living together” 10. 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