THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND
It is in the heart of St. James Academy of Malabon City to be one of the best Catholic school ever emerged. This will not be proven if there are no religious activities occurring in the institution. Praying the rosary every morning, celebrating First Friday Masses, having retreats and recollections are just some of the practices that the school have. Each activity is a piece of good fortune for not everyone was made to experience those things.
Let’s focus on having retreats. It involves different benefits. It can make Catholics a more faithful individual, a family member to be more responsible, a student to be studious and eager, a friend to be more reliable and a member of the community to be more active.
The word Retreat goes from one definition to another. To tell you one, Retreat is a period of seclusion. It is the time wherein a person must be away from his or her personal activities. This includes a quiet time and a safer place. It is actually the listening of the voice of one’s heart. With enough curiosity, the researcher would like to know the effectiveness of retreats in the spiritual aspects of the seniors of St. James Academy.
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
This study aims to find out the perceptions of 4th Year students towards the concern of retreat programs, specifically, it sought answers to the following questions:
1. What is the profile of the respondents in terms of
2. Do all 4th year students absorb ideas in the retreat?
3. What are the good effects of joining the 3-day retreat?
4. Does the retreat program really help the students to become more faithful individual?
5. How do the 4th year students perceive the retreat program of the school?
This study assumes that:
1. High School students may learn facts that they can get in joining the retreat. 2. Parents can read this research as a form of information that will help them to encourage their children in joining the retreat. 3. The school can use the research for suggestions that will assist them in the development of more retreats to come.
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
For the school administration and faculty, this will give them knowledge on what they need to develop in the upcoming retreats and to help them strengthen and improve the said program.
The students will be encouraged more in joining the retreat knowing the positive effects it can bring to their personality.
The parents will be able to acquire knowledge concerning the effects of the retreat to their children. It will be easier for them to understand why the school conducts such program.
For the other researchers, the information will serve as their guide so that in the future they will be able to share the information with the students’ concerning the program, retreat.
SCOPE AND DELIMINATION
This study will focus on the concern regarding the effectiveness of the retreat program as seen by the 4th year high school students of St. James Academy Malabon City year 2010-2011.
There will be 50 respondents from the 4th year high school students: 10 respondents for IV- St. Catherine, 10 respondents for IV- St. Martin, 10 respondents for IV- St. James, 10 respondents for IV- St. Dominic and 10 respondents for IV- St. Thomas.
DEFINITION OF TERMS
Community - is a group of interacting organisms sharing a populated environment. In human communities, intent, belief, resources, preferences, needs, risks, and a number of other conditions may be present and common, affecting the identity of the participants and their degree of cohesiveness.
Family - A fundamental social group in society typically consisting of one or two parents and their children. Two or more people who share goals and values, have long-term...