THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND
The researchers seek to inform their readers about the mental and emotional factors affecting the academic performance of a child in school regarding the working of their parents overseas.
Nowadays, as life becomes uneasy to other families here in the Philippines, parents tend to work overseas to offer a convenient living to their children. As a result, it leads to several effects on the emotional and mental aspects of a child.
This study is concerned with regards to the upbringing of children by their parents. A child 's greatest need is quality time with their parents. Finding time to spend together as a family can be difficult. In many households, parents have to go to work, which limits the time they have to spend with their children. In addition, children are involved in school and other activities. (Collins, 2010)
Based on surveys and statistical review, some common negative effects of having OFW (Overseas Filipino Workers) parents are dropping out of school, taking prohibited medicine, and getting into early pregnancy. These negative effects sometimes occur when children do not get too much attention from their parent or either guardian who is left behind. Children who don’t have their parents’ guidance can easily be influenced by peers. This is also a reason why “abandoned” children can change their attitudes easily. But besides having negative effects, children having OFW parents also change for good especially those who are in their adolescent age. Their OFW parents serve as their inspiration to do better in their endeavor. (Tan, 2011)
It has a direct effect on the actions and behavior of an individual on how he or she is developed mentally and emotionally. By actions, this study focuses entirely on the reflected performance of students of Child Jesus of Prague School with parents that work overseas in school.
Background of the Study
The analysis of the academic performance of OFW children