Teenage Pregnancy: Its Level and Causes in my Community

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CXC
SOCIAL STUDIES PROJECT
SCHOOL BASED ASSESSMENT (S.B.A.)
(YEAR 20_ _)

NAME OF CANDIDATE: _______________________________________

SCHOOL: _______________________________________

CENTRE NO.: ________________________________________

CANDIDATE NO.: ________________________________________

TEACHER: _______________________________________

TITLE

Teenage pregnancy – its level and causes in my community.

TABLE OF CONTENTSPAGE
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Statement of the Problem
Method of Investigation
Instruments used to Collect Data
Procedures used to Collect Data
Presentation and Explanation of Data
Interpretation of Data
Findings
Recommendations

ACKNOLEDGEMENTS

The research could not have been completed without the assistance of a number of persons. Firstly, I would like to say a big thank you to the residents in the community of Bamboo who contributed towards the completion of the questionnaires. Secondly, to my friends and family members who assisted me in issuing questionnaires and encouraged me when times got hectic. Finally, thanks to my teacher who dedicated her time so as to ensure I was on the right track.

INTRODUCTION

This research specifically speaks to the causes of teenage pregnancy in the community of Bamboo. It is compiled with information based on various causes and what can be done to alleviate such. Bamboo is a small community in the parish of St. Ann. It is located nearby to the capital and hosts between five to ten thousand persons. Over the years, I have observed that teenage pregnancy has become more rampant and as a result I have decided to conduct a research to discover some of the causes of teenage pregnancy and highlight some recommendations.

STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM

What are some of the factors which contribute to teenage pregnancy in the community of Bamboo?

METHOD OF INVESTIGATION

In order to collect data, the researcher decided to use printed questionnaires. The questionnaire as a method for collecting data tends to be: * less time consuming
* strictly confidential
* completed at one’s own convenience

INSTRUMENT USED TO COLLECT DATA
Copy of Questionnaire

What are some of the factors which contribute to teenage pregnancy in the community of Bamboo? Dear Community Members,
This research is being carried out to determine some of the factors which contribute to teenage pregnancy in the community of Bamboo. This research is an assignment for Social Studies. Please answer questions truthfully and honestly. Your name is not required so this will remain strictly confidential. Most questions require a tick in a box unless instructed to do otherwise. Thank you.

QUESTIONNAIRE
1. SexMale Female

2. Age11 – 20 years
21 – 30 years
31 – 40 years
41 – 50 years
3. What religion do you belong to? ____________________

4. How long have you been living in Bamboo?
Over 10 years
6 – 10 years
1 – 5 years
Under 1 year
5. What are some of the causes of teenage pregnancy?
peer pressure
unprotected sex
socio-economic background
lack of parental control

6. At what age do teenage girls get pregnant?
between 11 – 14 years
between 15 – 19 years

7. Do teenage girls get pregnant while attending school? yes
no

8. Do these teenage girls have strong parental control in their lives? yes
no

9. If the answer to question 8 is ‘yes’, how do parents control their teenage girls? ____________________________________________________________

____________________________________

10. What are some of the things being done to prevent teenage pregnancy? sex education classes
issuing of birth control
penalties for pregnant teens
PROCEDURES USED TO COLLECT DATA

Questionnaires were prepared for circulation to the approximate number of 30 persons. At least 25 were expected to be returned. Respondents were given two day to complete each...
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