This chapter presents the research design, research locale, the respondents, sampling procedure, data gathering tools, the scoring procedure and the treatment data in the foregoing study.
Basically, this study employed a descriptive- qualitative research design. Certain questions were designed to draw out responses on specific information regarding the future plans of the respondents despite the conditions that they are in.
This study was be conducted at Maramag, Bukidnon. This municipality was be purposively chosen because of its accessibility to the researcher in gathering data for the reason that this municipality is developing and the researcher is concerned of the teenagers who get pregnant in the locality and are often the topics of the bystanders and acquaintances of the respondent who are affected with the sudden twist of their life situation.
The respondents of this study were be selected teenage students and out of school youth who got pregnant from the year 2009-2013 in Maramag, Bukidnon. They were chosen to provide vital information about the effects of teenage pregnancy to their educational development. These respondents wereselected to generate information of the effects of teenage pregnancy and to
thefamily, community, peers and the church denomination where they are affiliated.
The respondents of the study are those whose ages range from 12 to 19 years old who got pregnant while still in school. Data about the respondents can be obtained from health centers, hospital, inquiries from friends and neighbors, co teachers and Municipal Social Welfare Development or (MSWD) office.
The local government has programs for the moral and economic development of the youth but still lacks implementation thus creating problems among teenagers.
The method that was used in choosing the respondents was purposive sampling picking all the cases that meet the criterion. The researcher will chose purposive sampling, considering that the population of respondents is small and there are lots to consider on securing the respondents’ participation. Furthermore, the victims might be ashamed to disclose their experiences, some don’t want to refresh their sad past chapter of their lives, others have transferred to other place and there are still others that were not be reached for comments.
All teenage students and out of school youth who got pregnant from the year 2009-2013 were involved and prioritized. The researcher hoped to gather not less than 60 respondents all throughout the Municipality of Maramag, Bukidnon.
The Research Instrument
The researcher employed a self- made questionnaire to gather data of the present study Part I is the demographic profile of the respondents. This was included their name, age, age when pregnant, name of school attended, educational attainment and the economic background of the respondents. The second part of the questionnaire deals with the causes of teenage pregnancy. Part III includes questions on educational development after pregnancy. And Part IV is the questions on the future plans of the respondents.
Data Gathering Procedure
The researcher sought permission from the health centers in Maramag, Bukidnon to be given pertinent data of teenage pregnancy cases for year 2009 to 2013. Further the office of the Municipal Social Welfare Development (MSWD) was requested to give information regarding cases of teenage pregnancy in the municipality.
Inquiries from barangay officials, friends, co-teachers, neighbors and relatives were also be considered in the possible search for respondents.
Once the researcher has identified a qualified respondent, she will personally approached the target respondent and explain to her the study that the researcher is presently doing. The researcher also explained to her that her cooperation mean a lot for the success of the said study.
A researcher- made questionnaire was administered personally by the researcher.
In the analysis of the data of the study, the researcher employed the following statistical tools.
Frequency and Percentage. This was used to determine the demographic profile of the respondents in terms of age when pregnant, status, type of school attended and their economic background.
Average Weighted Mean. This was used to find out the extent of Teenage pregnancy among the students and out of school youth in Maramag, Bukidnon.
The t-test was likewise used to test the significant difference of the extent on the educational development of teenage pregnancy when grouped according to age, educational attainment, status, type of school attended and economic background of the respondents.
Step- Wise Regression Analysis. Was employed to analyze which among the major causes of teenage pregnancy greatly affect the respondents educational development.