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NAMEI POLYTECHNIC

INSTITUTE
123 A. Mabini St.,
Mandaluyong City
Awareness of the Effects of Alcohol Abuse in the
Academic Performance of
BS Marine Engineering Students of NAMEI SY: 20! " 20#
In partial fulfilment of the requirements in the subject
Research, Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering
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NAMEI POLYTECHNIC
INSTITUTE
123 A. Mabini St.,
Mandaluyong City
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&rin'ing alcohol (as pre)ominatel* a male pursuit+
he effects of alcoholism are easil* sho(n in the sensational section of the
local , ne(s+ Ho( often )o *ou see (i-es beaten up b* their husban)s. Or chil)ren
being se/uall* abuse) b* their biological fathers. 0hat about that actor caught for
)run' )ri-ing. hough I )on1t ha-e the statistics right no(, I bet there are cases of
)run' 2relate) acci)ents or ph*sical abuse+ Other(ise, (e cannot )en* the fact that
e-en stu)ents in their school performance cannot escape from its effects+
%oor mental attitu)e, tire)ness, lateness an) non2atten)ance are just some of
the consequences of high2ris' )rin'ing of alcohol (ith its )omino effect 2 misse)
classes, failing gra)es, an) poor aca)emic performance+
Alcohol abuse is a problem in the %hilippines (hich seems to be in increase in
stu)ents+ he most (orr*ing part, is that it becomes rampant in tertiar* le-el+ Alcohol
abuse among college stu)ents is one of the most )ifficult challenges of the e)ucators
being encounter to)a*+
Bac0ground of the Stud1
In e)ucational institutions, success is measure) b* aca)emic performance, or
ho( (ell a stu)ent meets stan)ar)s set out b* local go-ernment an) the institution
NAMEI POLYTECHNIC
INSTITUTE
123 A. Mabini St.,
Mandaluyong City
itself+ As career competition gro(s e-er fiercer in the (or'ing (orl), the importance of
stu)ents )oing (ell in school has caught the attention of parents, legislators an)
go-ernment e)ucation )epartments ali'e+
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%erformance in school is e-aluate) in number of (a*s+ One (a* is a)herence
of the stu)ents (ith the policies an) stan)ar)s set b* the institution+ In the :AMEI
%ol*technic Institute, though there has ne-er been an* inci)ent report of alcohol
abuse among the stu)ents, the institution in)icate) in their stu)ent han)boo' serious
an) gra-e offenses that is subject to )isciplinar* actions+
;p to << percent of college stu)ents )rin' alcohol at least occasionall*, e-en
though man* of them ha-en=t reache) the legal )rin'ing age, accor)ing to the
:ational Institute on Alcohol Abuse an) Alcoholism+ On a-erage, college2age)
stu)ents )rin' more hea-il* than people of an* other ages, accor)ing to the institute+
Consequentl*, the* often face serious consequences that can result from un(ise
)rin'ing or alcohol abuse+
As college stu)ents arri-e on campus this semester, it is time of ne(
e/perience, ne( frien)ships an) ma'ing memories that (ill last a lifetime+
;nfortunatel* for man*, it is also time of e/cessi-e )rin'ing an) )ealing (ith its
aftermath > -an)alism, -iolence, se/ual aggression an) e-en )eath+ 3:ational
Institute of Alcohol Abuse an) Alcoholism, !"#!9
NAMEI POLYTECHNIC
INSTITUTE
123 A. Mabini St.,
Mandaluyong City
he ?ilipinos are the secon) highest consumers of alcohol in South East Asia
3the In)onesians are first9+ It is estimate) that 8 million ?ilipinos )rin' on a fairl*
regularl* basis > it is belie-e) that @A+AB of the population )rin' on an irregular basis+
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Stu)ents (ho )rin' too much too often encounter a m*ria) of aca)emic
)ifficulties, e/plains ERIC &igests+ he* ten) to neglect stu)*ing in fa-or of part*ing
an) s'ip class because of hango-ers+ Habitual )rin'ing becomes a general
)istraction from school, lea)ing these stu)ents to earn lo(er gra)es on assignments
because the* lac'e) focus or )i)n=t )e-ote enough effort+ he* also pa* less
attention in class, thereb* learning less an) failing class participation+ Because of
these troubles, stu)ents (ho )rin' ris' flun'ing classes or )ropping out of school+
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Stu)* sho(s that there are no a-ailable statistics on the full e/tent of the
alcohol problem in uni-ersities here in the %hilippines, but there is little )oubt that it is
a real problem+ 0ith this, comprehensi-e response across the school1s policies,
practices an) programs is nee)e)+
NAMEI POLYTECHNIC
INSTITUTE
123 A. Mabini St.,
Mandaluyong City
Statement of the Problem
he main goal of this stu)* is to heighten the a(areness of the stu)ents of BS
Marine Engineering in regar)s (ith the effects of alcohol abuse to their aca)emic
performance4
Specificall*, the stu)* aims to see' ans(er on the follo(ing questions4
#+ 0hat is the )emographic profile of Bachelor of Science in Marine
Engineering 3BSMarE9 stu)ents in terms of gen)er.
!+ 0hat is the le-el of a(areness of the BSMarE stu)ents regar)ing (ith the
effects of alcohol abuse in terms of their aca)emic performance.
@+ Is there a significant )ifference on the BSMarE stu)ents1 a(areness on the
effect of alcohol abuse bet(een their aca)emic performances.
,esearch )12otheses
0ith reference to the questions abo-e, the follo(ing h*potheses (ere ma)e4
a+ he gen)er of BSMarE stu)ents )oes not affect the stu)ents1 le-el of
a(areness of the effects of alcohol abuse in their aca)emic performance+
b+ here is no significant )ifference on the stu)ents1 a(areness of the effects
of alcohol abuse bet(een their aca)emic performances+
As sho(n abo-e, the h*potheses (ere (ritten in null form+ he significant
)ifference (ill be teste) (ith "+8 le-el of confi)ence+
,esearch $b3ecti4es
NAMEI POLYTECHNIC
INSTITUTE
123 A. Mabini St.,
Mandaluyong City
he purpose of this stu)* (as to heighten the a(areness of BS Marine
Engineering stu)ents of :AMEI about the effects of alcohol abuse in their aca)emic
performance, to 'no( the consequences that ma* happen in being abusi-e to alcohol
an) to a)here (ith the policies an) stan)ar)s a)ministere) b* the institution
in)icate) in the stu)ent manual regar)ing (ith the alcohol inta'e+ he specific
purpose of this stu)* is to measure the le-el of a(areness of BSMarE stu)ents of
:AMEI about the effects of alcohol abuse an) to increase this a(areness+
Sco2e and &imitations of the Stud1
he stu)* is mainl* centere) to the le-el of a(areness of the effects of alcohol
abuse in the aca)emic performance of BSMarE stu)ents+ he sur-e* (as con)ucte)
in the :AMEI %ol*technic Institute in Man)alu*ong, %hilippines+ Respon)ents of the
stu)* comprises onl* b* stu)ents currentl* stu)*ing in the Institute+
Other stu)ents 3BS:A an) BSM9 of :AMEI %ol*technic Institute as (ell as
the high school an) elementar* pupils are not in-ol-e in the stu)*+ Moreo-er,
stu)ents (ho are stu)*ing in other uni-ersities or institutions are be*on) the scope of
this stu)*+
he limitations of the research are liste) belo(4
#+ It )oes not represent the (hole population of the stu)ents stu)*ing in
:AMEI+ hus, the primar* limitation is the scope an) sample siDe+
NAMEI POLYTECHNIC
INSTITUTE
123 A. Mabini St.,
Mandaluyong City
!+ he research (as con)ucte) in :AMEI %ol*technic Institute among the
BSMarE stu)ents, both secon) *ear an) thir) *ear an) selecte) first *ear
stu)ents+ Respon)ents
@+ he research (as con)ucte) among stu)ents in the :AMEI %ol*technic
InstituteE li'e(ise, the stu)* ma* also be generaliDe) for other e)ucational
institutions here in the %hilippines+
$+ he research (as con)ucte) e/clusi-el* in English+ 0hile this eliminate)
the nee) for translation of the sur-e* questions, language ma* also be one
of the limitations+ Ho(e-er, as schools ha-e stu)ents (ho are not ?ilipinos,
this allo(e) for an* potential stu)ent 3customer9 to be inter-ie(e)+
NAMEI POLYTECHNIC
INSTITUTE
123 A. Mabini St.,
Mandaluyong City
Significance of the Stud1
he best (a* to sta* sober, though, is simpl* through abstinence+ he 'e* to
gro(th is the intro)uction of higher )imensions of consciousness into our a(areness+
his research stu)* is con)ucte) to be beneficial to the stu)ents, to the
institution, an) to future researchers+ ?or stu)ents, it (ill ser-es as their reference
an) gui)e to achie-e better un)erstan)ing on ho( alcohol abuse ma* affect one1s
performance in school an) full* a(are on ho( the* (ill o-ercome it an) attain
accomplishments an) perse-ere for better life+ It (ill also be an ai) for gui)ance an)
precaution not to ta'e hol) the inta'e of alcohol since :AMEI is preparing e-er*
stu)ent especiall* the stu)ents of Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering to
become globall* competiti-e professionals+
he stu)*1s goal is )esigne) to promote stu)ent1s perspecti-e to impro-e
aca)emic competence, )e-elop emplo*abilit* s'ills ahea), implement a career plan
an) participate in a career path(a* in preparation for maritime en-ironment in Marine
Engineering after gra)uating from college+
+ ?or the institution, the* (ill come up to )eeper un)erstan)ing about the
subject matter an) (ill imme)iatel* 'no( ho( to han)le positi-el* the stu)ents (ho
are engage) in this abuse+ Since :AMEI is alrea)* a(are of it an) the Institution are
NAMEI POLYTECHNIC
INSTITUTE
123 A. Mabini St.,
Mandaluyong City
?or future researchers, this stu)*
his goal can be achie-e), first, through the stu)ents themsel-es to be full*
a(are an) full* un)erstan) the consequences of alcohol abuse to their aca)emic
performance, the Institute itself (hich shoul) a)minister seminars that (ill tac'le
about results of high2ris' college )rin'ing, an) (ith great help of responsible
parenthoo)+