The Extent at Which Peer Group Affect Students Academic Performance

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THE EFFECT OF PEER PRESSURE IN CAREER CHOICE OF THE 4Th YEAR STUDENTS OF CALOOCAN HIGH SCHOOL

A Thesis Proposal
Presented to the Faculty Members of the
UNIVERSITY OF CALOOCAN CITY
General San Miguel Street, Sangandaan, Caloocan City

In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PSYCHOLOGY

By:
Danna Reyes
Mharfel M. Milanes
September 23, 2012

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title Page…………………………………………………………………………..

Approval Sheet…………………………………………………………………….

Acknowledgement…………………………………………………………………

Chapter I

THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND

Introduction ……………………………………………………………

Background of the Study………………………………………………

Statement of the Problem………………………………………………
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They don't do it deliberately. No. They just can't distinguish between the good and the bad. They need to be taught the difference. They need to be shielded from negative peer pressure. And the solution is not in isolating them from peers. It's in teaching them to make good choices in life.

A strong support from family, an ability to differentiate between the right and the wrong and the skill to choose friends from peers is the key to greet the positive effects of peer pressure and keep the negative ones at bay. Your peers, their choices and ways of life give you a glimpse of the world outside the four walls of your house. What they think about things in life, how they perceive situations, how they react in different circumstances can actually expose you to the world around. Being part of a larger group of peers exposes you to the variety in human behavior. This makes you reflect on your behavior and know where you stand. Peer pressure can lead you to make right choices in life. Peer pressure forces you to do things you are not comfortable doing. It can even lead you to adopt a certain kind of lifestyle, even if you don't really want to. You may not like partying every weekend, you may not be smoking. But peer pressure is powerful. It can turn you from an always-at-home boy/girl to a complete party animal. It can turn you from a total non-smoker to a chain-smoker. There are so many teenagers who take to drinking
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