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Effects of Romantic Relationship on the Academic Performance on College Students

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Chapter I

PROBLEM AND ITS SCOPE

INTRODUCTION

Rationale

Love is blind. Is sees but it does not mind. Love is a deep sense of acceptance and commitment to some person, object or activity. There are different kinds of love including parental, love between friends, love of a child for his or her parents, patriotism or love of one’s homeland and romantic love. Once puberty has set in, the adolescent is surprised by moods and vague organic sensation that he or she is drawn towards the other sex. (Aquino and Miranda, 1991).

College life can be stressful, but it is surely one of the most memorable experiences in a person’s life. College students possess characteristics that change as they progress in their years at a University. Discovering emotions, feelings, independence, and achievement are part of a college student’s transition and exploration in establishing identity and developing characteristics.

Romantic relationships are important stepping stones in the developing stage of a young person’s life. Depending on the maturity of the people in the relationship, it can be either a bad or good experience. But either way you are always learning and growing as a person.

Today we can observe that many students are entering this so called romantic relationship. On the one hand, the student is spending time with their potential lifelong partner, but on the other, they are busy trying to fulfill other responsibilities, like maintaining grades, studying, and coping with everyday stress.

However, the extent of student’s learning in academics may be determined by the grades a student earns for a period of learning has been done. It is believed that a grade is a primary indicator of such learning. If a learner earns high grades it is concluded that they may also have learned a lot while low grades indicate lesser learning. However, many experiences and studies found out that there are also several factors that would account for the grades. No single...