Sociology- Leaving Home Analysis

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Leaving Home Survey – Analysis

A survey was tallied among 25 students at John Cabot Catholic Secondary School in Mississauga, Ontario. This was led by students of the ‘Individuals and Families in a Diverse Society’ course. The purpose of this study is to determine if and when the students are ready for independence. In my opinion, I think more students who are planning to pursue post-secondary will want to stay at their parents’ home until they are married or settled enough in their career than those who will want to move out at a younger state.

Based on the results from the survey, many students plan to purse post-secondary once they graduate from high school. More students strive to go to university at 73.08% and college at 15.38% than workforce at 0% and undecided at 11.54%. The reason I think more students want to go to university/college is because in high school, the educators push the students and expect them to graduate and become successful in anything they want to do in life. And usually this can be obtained through university or college. All in all, it’s the influence around the students that make them want to go to post-secondary. Also from the survey, more children plan to remain living with their parents/guardians once they go to post-secondary at 69.23% compared to those who want to live on residence at 30.77%. In truth, living on campus can be truly expensive ranging from $2,000 to $15,000. While some students can afford that kind of money by working part-time jobs, having scholarships, or it’s simply coming out of their parents’ bank; there are others who can’t afford it and would rather stay home and commute long distances to school instead. Another from the survey is that more students are having their post-secondary paid by their parents at 65.38%, while paying it by themselves, other and undecided at 11.54%. This shows that mainly students in high school are depending on their parents. To those children who are paying for...
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