State of the Problem
This study aimed to established and look into the factors leading to the parent-child misunderstanding of the high school students and their parents of the Saint Patrick’s Academy in School Year 2014 -2015.
Specifically, this study also sought to answer the following questions: 1. What is the level of the closeness of the parent and teenage child based on how often they are communicating? 2. What are the factors that really affect the parent and teenage child communication? 3. What are the common problems between parent and child?
Significance of the Study
The result of the study would be beneficial to the administrator, guidance counselors, teacher, parents, students, to the future researcher and to those aspiring to have a family someday as well. The study would be of great help to those parents and teenage child whose experiencing such kind of communication gap.
To the administrator, it would serve as a guide to create some programs encouraging to the good communication of parent and child.
To the guidance counselor, it would serve as a help to improve their skills in guidance counseling and it would guide them to more understand the students they guided.
To the teachers, it would serve as a help them to understand those students with such experience.
To the parents, it would serve as guide not only to improve their respond and communication with their teenage child but also to understand more what their child wants to express.
To the students, it would serve not only as a help to be aware of their communication to their parents but also as a guide in improving their understanding about their parents.
To the future researcher, it would serve as guide for their future research/thesis.
To those aspiring to have a family someday, it would serve as a guide to have a good parenting.
Scope and Limitations of the Study
The study was focused on the factors leading to the parent-child misunderstanding among the high school students of the Saint Patrick’s Academy and their parents.
The subjects of the study were 398 students enrolled in the School Year 2014 – 2015 and their parents or their guardian.
Definition of Terms
Consanguinity. It is the property of being from the same kinship as another person. Affinity. It is the relationship, especially by marriage as opposed to blood ties. Matrifocal. It is the relationship between a mother and her children. Conjugal. It is the relationship between a husband, his wife and children. Thenuclear family. It is the another term use for conjugal.
Generation gap. It is the differences of outlook or opinion between people of different generations. Miscommunication. It is the failure to communicate adequately. Peer Group. It is a group of people of approximately the same age, status, and interests. Harrassment. It is the aggressive pressure or intimidation.