Effects of Having Ofw Parents

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Effects of Having an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) Parent on the Academic Performance of Tertiary School Students from First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities (FAITH), First Semester AY 2011-2012

I. Target Readers:
Students who have an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) parent II. Research Objectives:
After reading this research paper, FAITH tertiary students should be able to: 1. Cite the advantages of having an OFW parent in terms of the following aspects: a. Financial b. Behavioral c. Academic

2. Cite the disadvantages of having an OFW parent in terms of the following aspects: a. Financial b. Behavioral c. Academic

3. Determine if there is a relationship between having an OFW parent and
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Another setback on the effect of the OFW phenomena is when absent parenting is being replaced by material wealth and gadgets (e.g., cell phone, laptop, iPod, PSP, XBOX, Wii, etc.) to affirm the affection of absent parent, this could result in material expectation rather than affection (Reyes, Melanie, 2003: Migration and Filipino Children Left Behind).
Based on several studies done by government and non-government organizations, about nine (9) million Filipino children under the age of 18 are left behind by one or both parents to work attentively or live permanently abroad (Hugo, Graeme, 2005).
However, the major reason for working abroad among OFW’s is to send their children to good, preferably exclusive schools from primary up to college because they acknowledge that the best thing they can give their children is the right for education. Therefore more OFW children are enrolled in private schools and are more likely to participate in extra-curricular activities and gain exposure. These do not only broaden their learning, but also make them gain overall academic performance compared to students with strict budget. This research study aims to seek if the students demand more time from their parents as for material satisfaction and for parental attention leading to good academic performance. A huge percentage of the parent’s remittances go to tuition fees of their children, allowing them to enroll in private school offering quality education. Being a student with
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