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THE CONSEQUENCES OF PREMARITAL SEX TO TEENS AT AMA

COMPUTER COLLEGE OF DAVAO CAMPUS

Presented to the Research Department


AMA Computer College
A Research Paper

In Partial Fulfillment of the


Requirements for the Course
RSRCH122

Amadio, Stephanie
Cadiz, Rain
Ba-ang, Gio Martin
Banaybanay, Maruelyn Joy

March 2018
Acknowledgement

The researchers’ of this study wants to extend their warmest thanks you to all of

the people behind them helping to finish the study.

To their family who helped through supporting and understanding the struggles

the process of making the study.

To their respondents who exerted their efforts in answering the questions in the

questionnaires.

To Ma’am Melannie Ramayla, Sir Earl Dacal, Ma’am Richelle Caina and Ma’am

Daisy Mejares who helped them correct their grammars and suggest for the best of the

researchers’ study.

Also, the researchers’ thanks God the Father who is in heaven for bestowing

them strength, wisdom and patience in completing this study.


Abstract

Premarital sex is a sexual activity by two unmarried partners who are not
married. Premarital sex is considered a sin in all religions. This study aims to determine
how teenagers will handle consequences of premarital sex, the reason why teenagers
engage in premarital sex and to know the demographics such as age, civil status and
sex of the teenagers who engage in premarital sex. This study uses descriptive design
with 224 respondents. The researchers’ gathered information and data by conducting a
survey at the responsibilities when the consequences came up and their reasons why
they engage in premarital sex. Respondents answered that they will take the
responsibilities if consequences came up and the most of their respondents do not
engage in premarital sex just because they are pressured by their friends or they just
want to experience new things.
Table of Contents
Page
Title i
Acknowledgement ii
Abstract ii
Table of Contents iv
List of Figures vi

CHAPTER 1 (INTRODUCTION)
Background of the Study 1
Statement of the Problem 2
Objectives of the Study 2
Scope and Limitation 3
Significance of the Study 3

CHAPTER 2 (REVIEW OF THE RELATED LITERATURE)


Review of the Related Literature 5

CHAPTER 3 (METHODOLOGY)
Research Design 9
Research Locale 9
Research Respondents 9
Research Instruments 10
Data Procedures 10
Statistical Tool 11

CHAPTER 4 (RESULTS AND DISCUSSION)


Results and Discussion 12
CHAPTER 5 (SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION)
Summary 22
Conclusion 23
Recommendation 24

References 25

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LIST OF FIGURES
Page
1. The demographics of teenagers
1.1 Age 12
1.2 Gender 13
2. Reason of teenagers
Figure 2. 14
Figure 2.5 15
Figure 2.10 16
3. Ways of teenagers in handling their responsibilities
After engaging in premarital sex
Figure 3.4 17
Figure 3.12 18
Figure 3.13 18
Figure 3.14 19
Figure 3.15 19

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Chapter 1

INTRODUCTION

Background of the Study

Premarital sex is a sexual activity practiced by people before they are

married. It was considered a sin by a number of religions. Teenagers who feel

incomplete, inadequate and unappreciated are more likely to seek comfort in a

sexual relationship. Most of the sexually active youth do not practice safe sex

and are already pregnant at a young age. Those who engaged in premarital sex

are also prone to STD’s or Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

Premarital sex in teenagers is an emotional experience and it affects people lives

in ways they cannot understand. People nowadays do not consider the

consequences of premarital sex. After teenagers engage in premarital sex, many

of them show feelings of guilt, embarrassment, distrust, resentment, and lack of

respect, tension, and so much more.


Statement of the Problem

The researchers wants to seek:

1. What is the demographic profile of the teenagers who engage in

premarital sex in terms of:

Age

Sex

Civil Status

2. What are the reasons of teenagers to engage in premarital sex?

3. What are the ways that teenagers do to cope or handle the

responsibilities after engaging in premarital sex?

Objectives of the Study

The researchers believe that the percentage of teenage pregnancy and

teenagers that engage in premarital sex is high in the current generation which

can affect the quality of adulthood. The researchers now wants:

1. To identify the demographics of the teenagers who engage in premarital

sex.

2. To know the reasons why teenagers engage in premarital sex.

3. To determine the ways of how teenagers handle their responsibilities or

consequences after engaging premarital sex.


Scope and Limitation

This study talks about the consequences of premarital sex to teenagers

and will discuss what the responsibilities that may come up once a teenager

engages in premarital sex. This study is limited only to 224 students who are

enrolled in AMACC Davao Campus. The data gathered will be extremely

confidential and the researchers will ensure the safety of their personal

information. The survey will be conducted and the data gathered will be tabulated

and discussed.

Significance of the Study

TEACHERS – the teachers will be able to use this research to aid their

teaching and may consider conducting age appropriate sex education in the

school.

STUDENTS – the students will be able to understand what the

consequences of premarital sex are and how they should avoid it. This research

would help them be aware of how big the responsibilities are when teenagers

engage in premarital sex.

RESEARCHERS – the researchers would be able to gain more

knowledge and the chance to improve their research skills, interpersonal and

communication skills.
FUTURE RESEARCHERS – this study will help as a useful source of

information for future researches.

Chapter 2

Review of Related Literature

This section reviews various literature related to: the science, brief history and

researchers of sexuality and sexual intercourse, surveys of related

demographics, keyword definitions, philosophy reviews, and educational quality

regarding the subject to increase its comprehension. Sources are varied in

different types for better validity.

Sexuality and Sexual Intercourse

Sexuality, the attraction to the opposite sex, is an instinct that helps all

living animal survive through reproduction. Most of these animals only reproduce

in a specific time or season in a year as programmed into their genes. Humans

become sexually active all their life though they only develop reproductive organs

fully when they reach puberty, it still the reason why they reproduce rapidly,

according from Prokeria in “Premarital sexuality and social effects.”

The article also states that the strong sexual instincts of humans have

affected their growth as a civilized species. Our sexuality is controlled by means

of culture and morals in our society unlike other animals where sexuality is only a

means of survival responsibility. The restraint in submitting to our sexuality is one

of the reasons of how we have become civilized and it has resulted to our mature

perspective.
Sexual intercourse is not done just for survival. Humans mainly, do it for

pleasure as well, that’s why they commit to doing it frequently. Our brain

identifies what is pleasurable and what’s not during sexual intercourse through

different nerves in the genitalia where the sensation is detected and translated,

as stated by Lizette Borreli (2016) in her article. This may be one of the reasons

why teenagers commit to premarital sex after the first time, although different

sides of genders experience sex differently. From a research of studying arousal

through varied ways, results suggested that men and women have their own

distinct feeling when having sex physiologically and psychologically, Etienne

Benson (2003).

For a very religious country, citizens of the Philippines seem to be tolerant

of premarital sex despite their strict rules of religious dogma, Jefrrey Hays

(2008). The modernization of the Philippines seems to have affected their views

on sex. Time magazine released an issue called “Sex in Asia” in 19th of March

(2001) with a survey in the Philippines: Filipinos okay with premarital sex: 56% of

males and 39%, additionally, 28% of those males and 76% of females said they

had only one partner when they did; 47% males and 23% of females said 2-4

partners; 17% of males and 2% of females said 5-12; and 8% of males vs 0% of

females said more than 13.

Marriage and Premarital Sex

Marriage is, according to the article: “Definition of Marriage” by Shri Stritof

(2017), two people bound by agreement in a contract by law with legal

responsibilities. These obligations are shared by both individuals all through their
lives until they legally annul their contract through divorce. With this ceremonial

status relates the moral quality of sexual intercourse shaped by culture, religion

or belief. This is where they question the morals in premarital sex and why its

restrictions are advised. Morals aside, the main concern of society against

premarital sex are the consequences it comes with.

The problem society is concerned about the most is early or teenage

pregnancy. From a survey result of National Demographic and Health Survey

(2013), in a 15-19 age population of women in the Philippines, the rate of them

being pregnant is 1 in 10. Statistically, 8% of them are already mothers and

another 2% are pregnant with their first child. One of the reasons why these

happen is the lack of proper sex education both from schools and the parents

themselves.

According to Amée LaTour (2008), the main reason of doing something

the first time, which includes having sex, is the want to understand something

which is called curiosity. To be able to sate the curiosity in sexual intercourse,

many believe they must experience it themselves which is proved by a survey of

NBC/ People Magazine where 71% of the teens questioned answered curiosity

as their excuse to have sex. Having sex education in the Philippines that does

not actually talk about sex may not help in the issue. Sex education in the

Philippines mainly talks about personal safety and hygiene, Jeanette Andrade

(2016) says in a Philippine Daily Inquirer article. With the considerable number of

teens having premarital sex, they seem unsatisfied with what they teach in sex-

ed from schools.
With premarital sex as common as it is, teens are prone to dangers and

consequences. Because of the most common reason of teens engaging in

premarital sex is ignorance to it, unplanned pregnancy and untreatable diseases

such as AIDS can occur and may instill physical and psychological damages

especially to women, Alvin Clide (n.d.). With high rate of teens engaging in

premarital sex, research on how they deal with these consequences may help

spread their awareness and possibly improve decision-making in teens when it

comes to this subject.


Chapter 3

METHODOLOGY

This chapter deals with the research methodology of consequences of

premarital sex, including the research design, locale, respondents, instruments

and procedures.

Research Design

This research is designed as a quantitative study with a goal to

understand the behavior of teenagers in AMA Computer College Davao Campus

in regards to premarital sex and how informed they are with the possible

consequences. To achieve this, the researchers used direct survey research to

find out the reaction and personal thoughts and experiences of teenagers

themselves using the right tools such as survey questionnaires. These surveys

were conducted with promised true confidentiality of personal information such

as their identity to increase participation rate from the respondents.

Research Locale

This study will be conducted at AMA Computer College Davao Campus

which is located at 123 General Malvar Street.

Research Respondents

The respondents will be consisted of 224 senior high school students

(both Gr. 11 and Gr. 12) in AMA Computer College Davao.


Research Instruments

The data collection instrument will be survey questionnaires. The survey

consists of 18 questions which will help the researchers collect information

regarding the consequences of premarital sex to the students of AMA Computer

College Davao Campus.

Data Procedure

The researchers will ask permission from the SHS Coordinator before

conducting the study to the respondents.

The researchers will conduct a survey to the students enrolled in AMA

Computer College Davao Campus with the use of survey questionnaire.

The data gathered will be confidential and will only be accessible by the

researchers themselves for reviewing.

The survey results will be collected for tabulation and interpretation of the

given data.

The researchers will present the results by using a pie graph showing the

results.

Statistical Tool

The formula that the researchers used Slovin’s formula to calculate the

sample size, given population size, and the margin of error.