Research Paper

Topics: Marriage, Divorce, Family Pages: 36 (12196 words) Published: March 14, 2013
A Research Study
Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the
Course SOC102

“Factors Affecting Students who belong to Broken Families” (Group 1)

Submitted By:
Patricia Jaucian
Sheila Sembrano
Martin Erico Floro
Christheniel Esposo
Michael Docot
13715 MT 4:00PM – 5:30PM

Submitted To:
Mr. Rex Villacrusis
SOC102 Instructor

February 26, 2013

The researchers express their sincere gratitude and heartfelt appreciation to the following individuals and institutions whose valuable assistance and cooperation made the completion of this research study possible. Ms. Erlinda C. Abarintos, the executive dean of the Gordon College – College of Computer Studies for her commendable leadership and management of the college department as a training ground for the students aiming a quality education and brighter future. Mr. Rex Villacrusis, whose expertise and patient guidance in his role as the researchers’ adviser to the subject Sociology with Family Planning which enabled the researchers to conduct a research study and pursue it through completion. To my CCS family, who are in one way or another inspired the researchers to make this research study possible. To our respondents, who participated in the answering the questionnaires as surveys. To our family, group mates and friends who never failed to understand and give moral support and uplifts in times of giving up, especially when the researchers needed help. And above all, to God Almighty for His loving guidance and graces. Glory be to God. The Researchers

Table of Contents

Title Page
Table of Contents
Chapter I
Statement of the Problem
Significance of the Study
Scope and Limitations
Chapter II
Definition of Terms
Review of Related Literature
Theoretical Review
The Functionalist Perspective
Conflict Perspective
The Interactionist Perspective
Meaning and Description of a Broken Home
How do Homes Break?
Causes of Broken Home
Contributory Factors in the Family
Contributory Factors in the Community
Social Status of a Broken Home
Effects of Broken Home On The Family And The Society
Possible Solution
Theoretical Framework
Research Methodology
Statistical Treatment of Data




Family is a basic unit of society. This is the most essential component of a country. A home is where a family lives. It may be alternated to the word ‘house’ but a house is more appropriately referring to the material structure, whereas ‘home’ refers to the intangible things that bind together the family members. It is the immeasurable love and care that keeps together the father, mother and their children. However, no matter how ideal a family in the terms of their relationship, there are still hardships and misunderstandings that will come along the way. It is just part of any relationship anyway. But, the sad part is when one of the family members gave up and the others have no choice but to accept and let go. Thus, the family starts to be broken. There are many aspects of a child’s life that change when their parents got separated. A child eventually surface, this is something that many children witnessed the divorce of their parents got though. The child looks to their parents. For example, how to handle certain situations and emotions? During divorce there is much anger and aggression that is expressed by one of both parents of that child. This isn’t healthy for the child sees this example of aggression that his parents are setting, and they begin to react in the same manner. Anger and aggression tend to become the child’s tools for solving their problems. The child becomes like the parents and could cause harm to others because of not knowing or understanding how to control this feelings.

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