Effects of Romantic Relationship on the Academic Performance on College Students

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Chapter I

PROBLEM AND ITS SCOPE

INTRODUCTION

Rationale

Love is blind. Is sees but it does not mind. Love is a deep sense of acceptance and commitment to some person, object or activity. There are different kinds of love including parental, love between friends, love of a child for his or her parents, patriotism or love of one’s homeland and romantic love. Once puberty has set in, the adolescent is surprised by moods and vague organic sensation that he or she is drawn towards the other sex. (Aquino and Miranda, 1991).

College life can be stressful, but it is surely one of the most memorable experiences in a person’s life. College students possess characteristics that change as they progress in their years at a University.
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During the initial stages of a romantic relationship, there is more often emphasis on emotions especially those of love, intimacy, compassion, appreciation, and affinity—rather than physical intimacy. Within an established relationship, romantic love can be defined as a freeing or optimizing of intimacy in a particularly luxurious manner or perhaps in greater spirituality, irony, or peril to the relationship. Romantic relationships become increasingly significant in the lives of young people as they move from early to late adolescence. Although dating has not yet begun, in early adolescence (ages 10-14) most youth are very preoccupied with romantic issues. Youth at this age spend significant amounts of time in mixed-gender groups that intensify their romantic interest and may eventually lead to romantic relationships (Connolly, Craig, Goldberg, & Pepler, 2004). Romantic relationships are central to social life during middle to late adolescence (ages 15-19).Many youth in middle to late adolescence report spending more time with their romantic partner than with friends and family (Furman & Schaffer, 2003).
In the study conducted by Quatman, Sampson, Robinson and Watson (2001) among high school students in California. Researchers examined the relationship between dating status and academic achievement, academic motivation, depression, and self-esteem. Although high school students do not face as
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