“Uso Pa Ba Ang Harana?” Tracing the Evolution of Courtship in the Filipino Setting

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“USO PA BA ANG HARANA?”
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TRACING THE EVOLUTION OF COURTSHIP IN THE FILIPINO SETTING
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In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements in
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Filipino Psychology
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Submitted by:
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Gacasan, Helen P.
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Minas, Jan Paula C.
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October 2012
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CHAPTER 1
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INTRODUCTION
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The family is, undeniably, an essential aspect of any society. This institution serves as the foundation of every individual who functions and interacts within a community, and this is especially true for us Filipinos. We naturally put emphasis on interpersonal relationships – specifically the family – because of our collectivist orientation. Our value systems revolve around giving honor and respect to our families, and therefore anything that leads to building a family is given much importance – even the early blossoms of affection in the courtship stage. -------------------------------------------------

In a general sense, courtship is defined as a process whereby unmarried people and/or their kinsmen interact for the purpose of mate selection (Medina, 2001). However, courtship may take on various forms in different cultures, and even evolve over time. Customs in China and Japan usually involve the parents hiring a matchmaker and having the couples meet for a few dates, after which the couple will decide whether to marry or not. In countries where arranged marriages are common, courtship is completely disregarded. But no other culture in the world observes and carries out courtship the way Filipinos do. -------------------------------------------------

The concept of courtship may be seen as old-fashioned and dated to the point of abolition in the Western world, but it is very much alive in our society today. Contrary to their usual fast-paced dating patterns, traditional courtship is still a huge part of our culture, as it has endured the test of time and has even been adapted into the current trends of every era. Needless to say, our version of Traditional Courtship is definitely something that we can call our own. -------------------------------------------------

The significance of this study is to compare and contrast the courtship styles practiced by selected Filipino males of different age groups. Their courtship methods, the problems that they faced during the courtship phase, and the quality of the relationships after the courtship stage will also be examined in the study. The researchers believe that the findings gathered will be of great help in educating the current generation about their unique heritage and therefore, further build up their love for our own traditions and culture. -------------------------------------------------

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1.1 Statement of the Problem
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The study...
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