Are You in or Out?: a Study of Ilonggos` Attitude Towards Going Abroad

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CHAPTER I Introduction “Greener pastures are those outside of the country”, an Ilonggo youth confesses. Would this kind of thinking help for the betterment of Filipino families? Would this kind of thinking contribute to the nation building aspired by every Filipino? Would this be indeed the long-awaited answer to the problem of poverty for the Filipino people? Is Philippines not a greener pasture for the Filipino people? Despite the many risk factors like psychological problems, emotional reservations, instability of other countries, culture shock and homesickness, still, according to POEA, growing number of Filipinos leave the country everyday. What made them convince themselves to leave their families?…show more content…
Definition of Terms Conceptual Abroad - beyond the boundaries of one’s country Attitude - refers to behaviors representative of feeling Blue Collar – factory working class Economic Conditions - refer to that which are related to the way in which money, industry and trade are organized in a society Educational Attainment - refers to the level of educational schooling classified as primary, elementary, secondary, and collegiate levels Employment Status - position of work done by someone employed Household - those who dwell under the same roof and compose a family; it is a social unit comprised of living together in the same dwelling Househusband - a married man who does housekeeping usually while his wife earns the family income Housewife - a married woman in charge of a household Ilonggos – person native of Iloilo Occupation - the principal business of one’s life Petition -a document signed by a lot of people that asks a government or other official group to do a particular thing Political Conditions - refer to that which are related to the organization, direction and administrator of political units (as nations or state) in both internal and external affairs. Socio-cultural conditions -refer to that which are related to human society and the interaction of the individuals and the group;of that which are related to the concern with the welfare of human beings as

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