Broken Family

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Chapter I Problem and Its Setting Introduction Family is the basic components of the society. And the researcher believes that the number one ingredients on youth’s happy life are their family, that the parents are the most important source of youth’s behavior, which effect to their outlook in life. So if the parents are separated, how does it affect the youth and what can they do about it? When parents split up, there can be many emotions that a youth may have to deal with. These feelings, internalized or expressed, will result in certain behavior that will possibly affect to the youth’s outlook in life. Being a broken hurts! It is the collapse of a God intended design. Children can get robbed…show more content…
These children were also at higher risk for smoking, using drugs and consuming alcohol. Teenagers from non-intact families were more likely to be sexually active and had higher rates of pregnancy. Girls from broken homes were at greatest risk for teenage pregnancy. The study also found that children who were in a single-parent or step-parent home by the time they were ten were more than twice as likely to be arrested by age 14. Children who never lived with their own father had the highest likelihood of being arrested.[5] According to Patrick F. Fagan, Ph. D. that the children living with the single mother are six times more likely to live in poverty than are children whose parents are married.[6] According to Dr. Verna Hildebrand parenting involves many commitments and responsibilities. Perhaps the greatest of this is helping a child develop a positive self-concept and high self-esteem. With these assets, a child will be better able to make wise decisions, relate well to others, and assume responsibilities for his or her life.[7] Conceptual Framework [pic] Figure 1 The paradigm shows that both family, broken and complete, may affect the youth’s outlook in life in relation to: faith, family, moral, marriage, behavior towards others, decision making. Statement of the Problem This study seeks to determine the “Effects of Broken Family on Youth’s Outlook in Life”. Specifically, it seeks answers to the following sub
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