Effects on Living in a Residence Hall

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Chapter I
INTRODUCTION
This chapter presents the background of the study, statement of the problem, theoretical and conceptual framework, significance of the study, scope and limitations of the study and definition of terms. Background of the Study

Independence means freedom. Freedom: this is what most teenagers want. Having freedom seems to be fun but what they do not know is that freedom is not just about doing what they want to do nor having what they want to have. It is also taking responsibility of every action and every decision that they make. It is being mature and being a parent to themselves. Independence also means living away from home. This is tougher than it seems to be. It is for the reason that they would be in a new environment and this means new people, new climate and new culture. Everything is new. The traditions that they have grown to would be different from the traditions of their new home. They may have to change the language that they speak or change the way they dress themselves. That is what makes coping harder.

According to a study made by Timar Levin, Zipora Libman and Rivka Amiad (1980) about the behavioral patterns of students under an individualize strategy, Seventy-two boys and girls chosen from 12 first, second and third grade classrooms were included in the sample; 1/3 were ranked by the teacher as high achievers, 1/3 as average and 1/3 as low achievers. If an outside force is added like when the students are not in their homes particularly they are living in a residence hall, will it have the same results? That is what this study is all about, the only changes are the students' involved. In this study, we want to find out the effects of living in a residence hall and going home regularly not only in their academic performance but also on the other aspects (physical, emotional, economic and social) to the freshmen Civil Engineering students.

Engineering students in Universities nowadays prefer to live on residence halls than on their respective homes. There are plenty of residence hall offers which is near the campus, but we cannot reassure its safety from evil minds. But still, it depends on the parents’ or the students’ decision on where they are comfortable to be in. We conduct this topic for engineering students for them to know the effect on their performance if they chose to stay away from their family. It is also for them to test their own independence. For students who decided to live with their families, we will make a survey and will gather some advantages for the outcome of their decision. Our research topic will not only be dedicated to engineering students but also to their parents. This is for them to give their children the freedom in their lives without their full support; to also know the disadvantages of leaving home temporarily; to put their decisions at risk for their children’s sake, and; to increase their trust to their little ones. Statement of the Problem

The study aims to determine the effects of living in a residence hall and going home regularly to the academic performance of Freshmen Civil Engineering Students (Day Program). Specifically, the study aims to answer the following questions: 1. What are the possible results in living in a residence hall while studying in terms of:

a. Physical
b. Emotional
c. Economical
d. Social
e. Academic Performance
2. What are the possible results in going home regularly while studying in terms of:
a. Physical
b. Emotional
c. Economical
d. Social
e. Academic Performance
3. Is there a significant difference between living in a residence hall or going home regularly in terms of: a. Physical
b. Emotional
c. Economical
d. Social
e. Academic Performance
4. How do physical, emotional, economical and social aspects affect the students living in:
a. Residence Hall
b. Home
Researchers’ Assumption
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