“TEENAGE PREGNANCY: ITS EFFECT ON EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF STUDENTS AND OUT-OF-SCHOOL YOUTH IN MARAMAG, BUKIDNON “
Review of Related Literature and Studies
Teenage Pregnancy in the Philippines, By Cessane, January, 2010. Initially, much of the research on the causes of adolescent sexual activity focused on the individual level, the influence of the teens’ own physical and psychological characteristics. More recently there has been growing interest in contextual variables, aspects of the teens’ environments, such as the community and school. These studies have consistently found that the community where teens live influences their sexual behavior. Adolescents who live in communities with more social disorganization and fewer economic resources are more likely to engage in sex at an early age and become pregnant. The level of education, unemployment rate and income level of the adults in the community are all associated with the sexual behavior of teens.
(Kearney, 2004), Girls living in lower socio-economic circumstances are more likely than their wealthier peers to become pregnant. And explain that teens who experience “despair” are more likely to turn to motherhood as any to find out meaning in a world where they see few other options.
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Chapter 2-Church Involvement;
Chapter 2-Effects of Pregnancy and Justification