Effects of Having a Broken Family on the Academic Performance of the Fourth Year Students

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EFFECTS OF HAVING A BROKEN FAMILY ON THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF THE 4TH YEAR STUDENTS OF OUR LADY OF PEACE SCHOOL
FOR THE S.Y. 2012-2013

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A Thesis Presented to
The Faculty of High School Department
Our Lady of Peace School
Antipolo City

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In Partial Fulfilment of the Requirements for
English Elective

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by
MARELLA KATE B. NATIVIDAD
IV - St. Catherine of Siena

JANUARY 2013

CHAPTER 1
THE PROBLEM
The family is the oldest and the most important of all the institutions that man has devised to regulate and integrate his behaviour as he strives to satisfy his basic needs. The family is basically a unit in which parents and children live together. Its key position rests on its multiple functions in relation to overall development of its members, their protection and overall well-being. Therefore, it would emerge not only in the social and physical well-being of the individual is taken care of by the family, but the psychological well-being as well. Reviewed researches claimed that there is a lot of importance of the home environment or family on pupil's/students academic performance. The home has a great influence on the students' psychological, emotional, social and economic state. (Dr. Anita N. Chawla, The Relationship between Family, Environment and Academic Achievement, 2012) Investigation of these factors has produced several findings by researchers. For example, Clemens and Oelke (1967) and Emeke (1984) have attributed the cause of poor academic performance to a combination of personal and institutional factors. Personal factors relate to the individual’s intelligence, knowledge and ability. While institutional factors are family or parental influences, societal influences, institutional influences and school related factors- student/lecturer rapport, teacher related factors, accommodation and living conditions. In the same vein, Wiseman (1973), Sogbetan (1981) and Hassan...
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