I am truly indebt to the following persons who have helped me, in one wayor another, in the completion of this study. Without them, I would be nothing.I sincerely thank my parents for financing my research activity. I also reallyappreciate valuable comments from my two sisters regarding my theory, theappearance and language of my questionnaire, and their tips on how I would begoing to conduct the distribution of the questionnaires.I sincerely acknowledge the authorship of books, theses, journals, andnews articles that were quoted in this study. They are rightfully owned by their respective authors. They were quoted to aid our understanding on the topic, thus,I disclaim ownership of them, and I am truly indebt with their contribution to myunderstanding of the topic. Proper referencing had been an endeavour to me.I am thanking Maam Cynthia Lopez and Maam Luzviminda Mendoza andthe other staff of the DENR-SCO-ICAD for giving me time to focus for my thesiswriting despite the conduct of my OJT.Special thanks are extended to the staff of the Quezon City DivisionOffice—Office of the Superintendent for entertaining my letter requests regardingthe permit to conduct this survey research
My classmates played an active role in the formulation of options anditems in my questionnaire. They have been my continuous source of ideas,encouragement, and joy.
Salamat din kina
, sa Animal Kingdom
sa Socio’s Angels, kina
I am thanking Dr. Gil Magbanua, principal, and Mr. Joey Mancia, asst. tothe principal, of Batasan Hills National High School, for allowing me to conduct asurvey at their school, although that survey later served as the pretesting groundof this study. I also thank my former teachers there who have never forgotten medespite years of my non-appearance to them. They gave me hope during mymost trying times of conducting this research. I also appreciate the stories,experiences, and answers given by the respondents at Batasan regardingstudent sectioning. Up to this point,
masasabi kong anak Batasan pa rin ako!
I sincerely thank Dr. Juanita Alajar, principal, and Ms. April Cunanan, 4
year level chairman, of Justice Cecilia Muñoz Palma High School (the former Payatas High School) for allowing me to conduct the final survey for this study.Despite preliminary miscommunications, they still gave me their trust to conductthe survey regardless of their school’s long practice of non-acceptance of collegiate researchers.
Sa totoo lang, hindi ko alam kung anong gagawin ko kung hindi ninyo ako pinayagang magconduct ng survey.
I am also thanking thecooperation and respect given by the student-respondents of the school duringthe conduct of the survey.
Maraming-maraming salamat po!
I am cognizant with the vital role played by my professors in Sociology,Psychology, and Philosophy during my study at this university. They were theones who created me as an aspiring-to-be Sociologist. They have contributedsignificantly as to how I view our social world.I sincerely thank Prof. Wilfredo San Juan and Prof. Engels Del Rosario for reviewing my thesis. The former was my professor in thesis writing; the latter was