The Effects of Peer Pressure and Study Habits

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THE EFFECTS OF PEER PRESSURE TO THE STUDY HABITS
OF SECOND YEAR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
OF ROGATIONIST COLLEGE
SCHOOL YEAR 2012-2013

Submitted to:
Mrs. Renita B. Marasigan
Mr. Louie Sonny D. Rivera
Mrs. Eloisa L. Leondis

In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements in
Basic Research, Mathematics IV and Christian Living Education IV

Eldrick Justin B. Ambagan
Nikki Jamille T. Baco
Patrick Joshua A. Llorin
Ma. Kia Concepcion V. Vedan
IV – Saint Ignatius de Loyola
CHAPTER I
THE PROBLEM AND BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

A. Introduction

Peer pressure is the influence of a peer group to an individual, causing them to change their attitudes, values and behaviour. It refers to any individual who is being persuaded in doing something that is against their judgment but does not have the courage to stand their ground and do the right thing. It weakens the sense of an individual because of the saying “everybody is going to do it” which makes them think that such thing is correct. It causes the youth to strive for social acceptance which makes and individual do something he/she is not comfortable of doing.

Peer pressure is most commonly associated with the youth, especially the students, because they spend most of their day in school with their friends and classmates. Although peer pressure does not necessarily have to be negative, it also has some positive sides. It can make a student strive for academic success because of their peers or it can improve the study habits of students.

The study habits of students are highly affected by peer pressure. Study habits are the approach on how school works are done and how students budget their time in doing tasks. It is crucial to the performance of students but also easily affected by peer pressure. It may cause some positive or negative effects. Peers may influence their classmates to study or not. Students also study together. They can ask questions to each other, ask classmates to teach or explain to them a lesson.

Peer pressure can be a problem to students especially if it gets in the way of their studies. The student may be pressured to hang out with their friends instead of studying their lesson and that can produce negative effects. The student’s grade may get lower because he/she cannot balance time for his/her friends and time for his/her studies. Sometimes, peers become negative influences to students in terms of studying. The students may not make the right decision and might end up having nothing studied because he/she was busy hanging out with a friend.

The researchers want to conduct this study because they want to know how a student’s interaction with his/her peers affect his/her study habits. The researchers noticed that some students would hang out with their friends rather than study their lesson. The researchers wanted to know if there are more negative effects of peer pressure to the study habits than positive effects.They would also want to know if the students separate the time for their friends and their studies.

Their goal is to give a different approach on how to deal with the problems experienced by the respondents involving peer pressure. The researchers want to know the problems caused by peer pressure in terms of study habits and the steps to take in order to solve these problems because they are very important in every student’s life.

The researchers are conducting this study in Rogationist College. They will be focusing their research in the High School Department. Their chosen respondents are the second year students.
The main objective of this research is to find out the effects of peer pressure to the study habits of the students. Sometimes, the friends affect the study time of the students. Also, they want to find out if the peers of a student are supportive in that student’s academic activities. The researchers also want to find out if peer relationships play a vital role in the study habits of a student and the different...
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