Parental Pressure: Its Effect on the Academic Progress of Adolescents

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PARENTAL PRESSURE: ITS EFFECT ON THE ACADEMIC
PROGRESS OF ADOLESCENTS

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An Undergraduate Thesis
Presented to
The Dean and the Faculty
Of the College of Arts and Sciences
Christ the King College
Calbayog City

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In Partial Fulfillment
Of the Requirements for the Degree
Bachelor of Science in Psychology

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By:

FIONA THERESE ESPONILLA

March 2009
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
Christ the King College
Calbayog City

APPROVAL SHEET

This study entitled, PARENTAL PRESSURE: ITS EFFECT ON THE ACEDEMIC PROGRESS OF ADOLESCENTS, prepared and submitted by Fiona Therese Esponilla in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree, Bachelor of Science in Psychology, has been examined and is recommended for Acceptance and Approval.

_______________________Fiona Therese Esponilla
Date Student

Accepted and approved in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree, Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and given the rating of ______________%.

_______________________Dr. Florita Calesa
Date Dean, CAS

ACKNOWLEDGMENT

This research work that shall not have been accomplished if it were not guided and supported by other persons who have wholeheartedly shared their views, opinions, ideas and patience so that this research paper be made possible. The researcher wishes to extend her sincere and wholehearted gratitude to the following: To Mr. Clayton Latigo, the thesis adviser, for the support he has given and for his valuable help in checking this humble work; To the respondents of this study for giving her all the time that they have and their cooperation; To her parents and siblings for the encouragement and compliments they have bestowed upon her; To her friends/classmates/fellow Psyche students, the Psychological Society, thank you for the unconditional friendship; And above all, to the Almighty God, who has given her life, knowledge, to HIM, the glory, honor and praises.

DEDICATON

To my Family and love-ones…

To the supportive people at the guidance center….

And to Kabög League...

TABLE OF CONTENTS

TitlePages

Title Cover……………………………………………………………………i Approval Sheet………………………………………………………………ii Acknowledgment……………………………………………………………iii Dedication……………………………………………………………………iv Table of Contents……………………………………………………………v

CHAPTER I Introduction

Background of the Study ………………..…………………1
Statement of the Problem………………..…………………2
Hypotheses of the Study….……………..………………….3
Objectives of the Study….……………..…………………..3
Significance of the Study.……………..……………………3
Scope and Limitations of the Study……………………….4 Definition of Terms……..……………..…………………...4

CHAPTER II. Review of Related Literature and Studies

Review of Related Literature………………………………
Review of Related Studies………………………………….

PARENTAL PRESSURE: ITS EFFECT ON THE ACADEMIC PROGRESS OF ADOLESCENTS

CHAPTER I
THE PROBLEM AND ITS SETTING

BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

The parents have dominant role in a child’s life so it is usual if not always, for them to push their child at least a little. They push them to walk and talk when they were little. Parents pressure them to be polite, kin, respectful and obedient. Its part of their job and a little prodding from time to time is not such a bad thing.

The problem comes when the parents identify too much with their childs’ accomplishments. There is nothing wrong with enjoying this, in fact it is a healthy response and constructive to both child and parent. However, when the parents feel the achievement of the child as their own and takes the glory for themselves, problems may occur. This may put too much pressure on the child so he could measure up to some...
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