Ninoy blvd. San Vicente Tarlac City
“Reasons Why Students of STI College Tarlac
Engage in Pre Marital Sex”
In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements
In Communication Arts2
By the group of:
Jackie Lou C. Castro
Jeffrey T. Sagun
Yzza - Conde
Tricia Marie S. Reyla
Bryan L. Santos
Joanna Linda B. Almaslamani
Kevin M. Masa
Bryan Paolo B. Baliola
Jenny V. Reguindin
This dissertation would not have been possible without the guidance and the help of several individuals who in one way or another contributed and extended their valuable assistance in the preparation and completion of this study.
First and foremost, our outmost gratitude to Ms, Rachelle M. Tayong our beloved teacher, whose sincerity and encouragement we will never forget and has been our inspiration as we hurdle all the obstacles in the completion of this research work.
To Mr. Ferdinand Dela Rosa, for his invaluable guidance and blessings.
To our respondents, who are willingly answered our questionnaire.
Last but not the least, our family and the one above all of us, the omnipresent God, for answering our prayers and for giving us the strength.
Thank you so much Dear Lord.
Pre Marital Sex is sexual activity practiced by persons who are unmarried. Historically it has been considered in some cultures and religions. Pre Marital Sex referred to sexual relations between two people prior to marrying each other. Marriage is not merely the arena for sexual activity, it is presented in scripture us the divinely designed arena for the display of God’s glory on earth as a man and a wife come together in a one – flesh relationship within the marriage covenant. The Advantage of Pre Marital Sex is the act itself. You are engaging in this activity because you are expressing yourself physically with another person, which is the advantage in itself. The Disadvantage of Pre Marital Sex is, it could sometimes mean that you didn’t get to know the person as much as if you had waited until you were married. It might get you in trouble with your parents or/and parents of your partner. You or your partner can get pregnant and get into even more trouble. And most especially, you might regret something in your whole life.
II. Statement of the problem
This paper, tries to answer what are the effect of having engaged in Pre Marital Sex of STI College Tarlac students. And also for us to know what’s really going on. This paper tries to answer the following problems:
1. Does it affect in their studies?
It affects in their studies because. In this situation, they aren’t able to focus in their studies. Engaging with Pre Marital Sex as a student is not that easy because student must have to face the consequences of this. It also affects emotional distress, distrust, regret, and emphasis of a student. There is also a tendency that a girl student got an early pregnancy. 2. What is emotional and mental impact to them?
Emotional and mental impact to a student who engage the Pre Marital Sex especially girls. They are depressed, lowered self-esteem, feel like they not reaching personal goal, and being disappointed to their self. 3. How does they confront with the situation?
For them the situation is very difficult because they are not yet ready to have a family and there are many responsibilities to be done. It is a big disappointment in their life being a student or a teenager hiving a family in their age, because they feel that they did not achieve their dreams. 4. How can parents and teachers help student about this issue? Parents should be a good role model. Parents should talk to their kids by lying down rules, enforce them consistently. Set high expectations for keeping virginity until marriage. As a teacher you can guide the students to prevent this issue.
III. Assumption & Hypothesis
This is important because of many various reasons;
First it lessens the delinquency of the students which are in the midst of teenage hood when it comes to the said topic
Second it will give them social awareness of what has really has been going on in the society today.
Third, the students will be aware of the effects of their symposiums and orientations that they are giving the students on the said topic.
Fourth, when students became aware of these socio-economical issues, they can help lessen the population or even to improve our economic status when they make to right decisions for the future of our country belongs to them.
IV. Scope and Delimitation
This research is focus on the analysis of the various reasons why students of STI College Tarlac engage in Pre Marital Sex.
We solely focus on this study on interviewing students in STI. We believe that as group of researchers, we can answer different question that plays in our mind and help students to understand more about this issue.
In our research or survey our respondents help us to open our minds in this issue. They shared their experiences about this issue, in order for us to understand the situation like this, in this case, we will learn from them to be open-minded about Pre Marital Sex.
According to their experiences, we learned many things from them. They do such like engaging with Pre Marital Sex because of the curiosity, influence from their friends, peer pressure.
The continuous search for love and contentment gives us the idea that if we're in a relationship, we instantly get these things but no we don't. The love we are looking for, the attention we seek, the contentment we keep on searching for cannot be found in another person. Why is it that we look for love? Why is it that we crave for attention? Because we don't get them from the people who are supposed to be giving it to us and that are our families or whoever matters to us the most. A lot of teenagers feel so unloved; feel so ignored in their own homes that they've decided to look for it outside of their homes. We find a partner yet it is not yet enough. Here's the thing, love is always enough. Enough to forgive, enough to understand, enough to trust, enough to change a person. Yet why are we hurrying? We all know that sex is supposed to be after marriage yet if love is enough wait, why can't we? Is the love not enough? Pre-marital sex, and then when the girl gets pregnant the guy suddenly disappears, the relationship collapses and we end up with nothing but regrets. Now, can you still call that love? There is a right person out there for you and you should know that. Here's the thing, if you are aware that the right is out there and you believe that someday, somehow you two will meet, you will reserve yourself because we don't want the right person to receive what is left of us. Sex is for marriage. It is not for our sexual frustrations or whatever. It is for marriage. We live in a world wherein talking about sex is profane and bad or disgusting yet teenagers get pregnant here and there. How ironic. Sex isn’t bad, it’s only bad if it is done before marriage. If we look at a relationship as a home, the chimney would be marriage, and sex would be the fire. Now, what will happen if we make a fire and there is no chimney? The fire burns and destroys the whole relationship. Pre-marital sex, leads to teenage pregnancy and once you find out you’re pregnant, you think of abortion because you’re afraid of what your parents will think. Remember, if pre-marital sex is a sin, how much more killing that fetus inside your womb? Abortion isn’t an option. It is never an option. Giving birth to a child at such a young age is better than killing a fetus at such a young age. The best way to avoid such happenings is to run away from temptation, wait for the right time, and enjoy being young. Because doing it at such an early age, is risking your youth. Things will never go back to the things they were. We should always keep in mind the consequences of our actions and we must also learn to face them.
I. Research Design
This study is done by descriptive method. It is used by the researchers to know about the views, feelings, and reasons of the students in STI College of Tarlac about Pre Marital Sex.
II. Respondents of the Study
The chosen respondents are students of the STI College Tarlac. The researchers choose these students to gather information and data for their research works and play an important role in their study. Every answer of the respondents is important to the researchers. Their answers symbolizes as keys to the researchers to do their study.
III. Research Instrument
The researchers made use of checklist or questionnaires to know the views and opinions of the students in STI College Tarlac about Pre Marital Sex. They also gathered some information from the internet to add more details to the data. IV. Treatment of Data
This term paper is a research which is done to know about the effect and views of students of STI College Tarlac about Pre Marital Sex. It only describes the information that we gather. The gathering of data is made possible easier because of the participation of the respondents. The topic is not that complicated and we focus only in the opinion of the STI students.
Analysis, Presentation, and Interpretation of Data
1. At what age did you first have your Sexual Intercourse?
10 – 12
13 – 15
15 – 17
Out of 30 respondents, 14 or 50% answered that they have their first sexual intercourse at the age of 15 – 17. 10 or 30% answered 18 onwards. 06 or 20% answered 13 – 15 and 01 or 3% answered 10 – 12.
We therefore conclude that most of the students have their sexual intercourse at the age of 18 onwards. 2. How often do you have sex?
Once a month
When I wanted to
Out of 30 respondents, 16 or 50% answered that they have sex when they wanted to. 06 or 20% answered every week. 05 or another 20% answered once a month and 03 or 10% answered Every day.
We therefore conclude that most of them have sex when they wanted to. 3. I have sex because:
My friends do it
My Boyfriend/Girlfriend wants to do it
Out of 30 respondents, 09 or 30% answered that they have sex because of curiosity. 08 or another 30% answered that they have sex because their boyfriend/girlfriend wants to do it.
We therefore conclude that most of them have sex because of curiosity. 4. Did your parents reprimand you not to have sex before getting married? Yes
Out of 30 respondents, 18 or 60% answer Yes and 12 or 40% answer No.
We therefore conclude that most of them have reprimand by their parents not to have sex before getting married.
5. Did you share to anyone that you are already sexually active? Yes
Out of 30 respondents, 17 or 60% answer that they already shared to anyone that they are sexually active while 13 or 40% are not. Therefore, we conclude that most of them already shared that they are sexually active.
6. How does your family react to you having Pre Marital Sex? They accepted it
They punished me/ scolded me
They did not talk to me about it
Out of 30 respondents, 18 or 60% answer that their family did not talk about them having pre marital sex. Ten or 30% have accepted by their family and 2 or 7% answer that they have been punished/scolded.
We therefore conclude that most of their family did not talk about them having pre marital sex.
7. What is the reaction of your friends on your having sex?
They support me
They discouraging me from doing it
They don’t care
I did not tell them
Out of 30, 10 or 34% answer They support me, 2 or 6% answer They discouraging me from doing it. 3 or 10% answer They don’t care and 15 or 50% answer I did not tell them.
We therefore conclude that most of the students did not tell their friends that they are having sex.
8. Prior to your first time, were you aware that you can get sexually – transmitted diseases? Yes
Out of 30, 16 or 50% answer Yes, 14 or 46% answer No.
Therefore, we conclude that they are aware that they can get sexually transmitted diseases.
9. Do you have pornographic items?
Out of 30, 17 or 60% answer Yes, 13 or 40% answer No
Therefore, we conclude that most of them had a pornographic item
10. Do you think pornography in Mass media have something to do with you engaging in Pre Marital Sex? Yes
Out of 30, 22 or 74% answer Yes, 8 or 26% answer No.
Therefore, we conclude that most of pornography in mass media has something to do with them engaging in pre marital sex.
11. What are the other forms of pornography that pushed you to have sex? Magazines
Out of 30, 8 or 26% answer Magazine, 15 or 50% answer Video, 2 or 6% answer Music, 2 or 6% answer Sexting, 2 or 6% answer Online chatting, 2 or 6% answer Other.
Therefore, we conclude that pornographic videos pushed them to have sex.
12. Do you feel any guilt or shame because you are having sex? Yes
Out of 30, 8 or 26% answer Yes and 22 or 74% answer No.
Therefore we conclude that they are not guilt or shame about having sex.
The researchers used descriptive method, and employed a questionnaire check-list. It is a list of several items to be checked for obtaining statistically useful or personal information from the respondents. The researchers found out that there are 30 students of STI College Tarlac who are engage in Pre Marital Sex. And there are several reasons why they are do it.
From the aforesaid findings of the study, the following conclusions were drawn: a. Majority of the respondents are 15-17 years old who are already engage with Pre Marital Sex, because of boyfriend/girlfriend wants, curiosity, influence by friends, and peer pressure. b. Most of the respondents like to keep it a secret that they are already have sex, because for them they think that engaging with Pre Marital Sex can badly affect their social status with others especially in girls. c. As the result of the research, most number of the respondents has porn videos. That this videos can easily affect, influence or push a teenager to have sex with. Most of them want to watch pornographic videos because for them it is more reality and more visualize than any other pornographic items. d. The students are aware of having a sexually transmitted disease, but yet they still want to have sex with others; maybe they are using condoms, pills and other contraceptive materials to prevent this type of disease and to prevent an early pregnancy.
Base on the findings and conclusions the following are strongly recommended
1. For the Teachers they must teach or give more background about having a Pre Marital Sex, give a proper way on how to prevent having engaged with this problem. 2. For the students they must be more often to think that having an early sex is can cause a disorder in socially, mentally and physically of their own. 3. For the parents they must give more time to talk with this things and give more advises to make them think not to have sex when they’re not yet married. 4. For the government office a commission should not be make an act that can influence or push a teen ager to have sex especially in this day that they have already pass the Reproductive Health Bill.