Effects of Emotional Influences on Teenagers

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EFFECTS OF EMO INFLUENCES TO THE SOCIAL LIFE OF THE STUDENTS OF ROGATIONIST COLLEGE SCHOOL YEAR 2009-2010

A Research Proposal
Presented to
Ms. Sheila A. Malizon
Ms. Maria Flora S. Fisico
Mr. Louie Sonny D. Rivera
Rogationist College

In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements in Basic Research, Christian Living Education IV and Mathematics IV

By
Corona, Earvin Michael D.
Gatpandan, Lizette A.
Pasco, Richmond R.
IV – St. Ignatius de Loyola

December 2009
CHAPTER 1
THE PROBLEM AND BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
A. Introduction
“Emo” also known as “emotional”, is a kind of lifestyle that teenagers adopt nowadays. It shows many manifestations like listening to a very depressing music, hurting oneself physically, “melodramatizing” simple problems, long fringe hairstyle, adapting black and dark clothes. The researchers have seen these manifestations among teenagers especially among students. Today emo is commonly tied to both music and fashion as well as an inspiration toward the emo subculture, the term "emo" is sometimes stereotyped with wearing tight jeans on males and females alike, long fringe (bangs) brushed to one side of the face or over one or both eyes, dyed black, straight hair, tight t-shirts (usually short-sleeved) which often bear the names of emo bands (or other designer shirts), studded belts, belt buckles, canvas sneakers or skate shoes or other black shoes and in some cases thick, black horn-rimmed glasses. This fashion has at times been characterized as a fad. Early on, emo fashion was associated with a clean cut look but as the style spread to younger teenagers, the style has become darker, with long bangs and emphasis on the colour. The title “Nothing Feels Good” is taken from an album by The Promise Ring, an early pioneer of the emo genre. The book explores the evolution of the emo scene from basement concerts in the 1980s to stadium shows today, and how this activities has affected its target group, teenagers. Greenwald defines emo as "a much mocked, maligned, and misunderstood term for melodic, expressive, and confessional punk rock." In a sense, Greenwald argues, emo defines a generation by putting their feelings to song and bringing their inner thoughts out into the open for all to hear, and be healed by it. Greenwald, (2003) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nothing_Feels_Good:_Punk_Rock,_Teenagers,_and_Emo) Many of the teenager students who have this kind of lifestyle are prone to different things especially for those students who are committed to a relationship. Being too sensitive can cause bad effects not just to the physical appearance but also affect ones health. Performance in school may be affected as well by a students’ loss of focus on his/her studies.

In Rogationist College – High School Department, the social life of some students are affected because of these emo influences. More of the students in RCHS have the possibility to adopt the emo influences because of its extreme popularity and of peer pressure. This study wants to know how it affects the social life of students.

This study aims to find out the background of the students as far as their age, gender, social interaction with their family, friends/classmates, teachers and those people around them, and the effects of adopting these emo influences. B. Conceptual Framework

Emo can be a state of mind, appearance, music, etc. He had been talking to a bunch of friends with their own different ideas of being emo. Being an emo is if the world does not pity their existence while at the same time praising them for their ingenious way of silent and violent rage against "the man" they always seem depressed. Pretty good definition and that could probably sum of "emo" as a mental state. Tran, (1990)

The origins of the term 'emo' are shrouded in mystery but it first came into common practice in 1985. The emotion of a long-distance relationship fading into...
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