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Running Head: POOR MORALITY AND SPIRITUALITY OF YOUTHS

Morality and Spirituality of Youths in Masarawag National High School

John Rommel Octavo

Masarawag National High School


POOR MORALITY AND SPIRITUALITY OF YOUTHS

ABSTRACT

Morality and spirituality of mankind is very significant for it deals with inner self and shall

preserve its goodness and apply authentic care. Indeed, these two varies in the modern ideologies

and perceptions which results to the corruption of one’s morality and spirituality especially to the

youth. Chanakya said that the world biggest power is the youth, yet numerous of concerned

individuals observed the modification of morality and spirituality of youths which is declining

according to them.

In Masarawag National High School with approximately 700 students, the researcher aim

to answer the question, “What are the causes of the decreasing monotonic percentage of morality

and spirituality of youths?” This is done through answering the survey given by the researcher to

the sixty-two (62) student respondents which is 8.86% of the total student population.

The study focuses on the analyzation of Masarawag National High School youths or

students about its morality and spirituality which is important in the realization of youths,

supporting parents, elders and teachers role in molding them, giving hint to our community and

church leaders on the development of the moral and spiritual needs of our youths, and lastly to

help other researchers in its further study on the dilemma presented.

The study hope to inform the shapers of youth in understanding and creating a clear steps

in solving this wide range and trending problem.

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ACKNOWLEDGMENT

The author would like to extend his deepest gratitude and appreciation to those who helped,

encourage, inspired and gave their support in making this a reality:

First and foremost, to Almighty God, the source of our strength, for His countless blessings

and Divine guidance, for the love that sustained him from the very beginning of his undertaking

until its completion and making the rest possible;

To his parents, Mr. Rommel and Mrs. Criste Octavo, for giving him everything that he

needs, for their unconditional love, care, guidance and full support, morally, financially,

emotionally, and spiritually, for being an inspiration to study hard and encouragement to achieve

his goals and for their sacrifices to make this work a reality;

To his adviser, Ms. Jodie Llamasares, for the unending support not just to the part of the

author but to the whole class in which she showcases her incomparable love and support.

To his mentors and research advisers, Mrs. Daisa M. Colle, Mrs. Mylene O. Rico, and Mrs.

Eleanor Velasco for their valuable comments, suggestions and constructive criticisms. They

unselfishly shared which really helped in making this study more comprehensive for which the

author really appreciates;

To his siblings, Paul Jake Octavo, Criscel Mae Octavo, and Rostylyn Octavo for their love,

support, encouragement and inspiration;

To his acolyte brothers, and church colleagues, Joshua Ordiz, John Wilfred Oguan, Jess

Nicole, Bro. Agot, Mommy Dez, Mark, Lacson, Jomarie, Ken, Kenneth, Lancelot, Jansaint, Bro.

Camba, Fr. Barja, Fr. Nick, Fr. Shapno, Fr. Bong, and all his church friends and family for their

inspirations and great motivations on every walks of life which the author make use to preserve

the faith and face every new day with God;

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To the school principal, his coach, mathematics device co-proponents and supporters, Dr.

Rosa N. Orpilla, Mr. Hernaldo Ocaña, Maria Isabel De leon, Rico Lana and Mr. Christian Briguel

for their unending support and motivations that the author gratifies and appreciates;

To his classmates and friends, John Cristian Camu, Melgar Camu, Ronnie Castro, Ken

Manuel Evangelista, Jerome Dave Morales, Brylle Ocbina, Andrew Ocfemia, Ralph Felix

Openiano, Eric James Opiana, Angelo Ordiz, Aldric Rasco, John Cedric Villanueva, Jessa Mae

Alzaga, Juana Rose Baloloy, Ginalyn Belarma, Maria Rose Adelle Bellen, Ericka Boñgol, Mary

Flor Cadorna, Donna Cerdeño, Brychelle Grefalda, Justine Aira Guinto, Mary Rose Laurio, Rica

Mae, Legesniana, Kathrine Mijares, Ellaine Milarpis, Julie Ann Naag, Kelly Ocbina, Kayelyn

Ocfemia, May Onguda, Angela Orande, Arlyn Oxina, Judy Palenzuela, Aubrey Pallen, Emmarie

Poblete, Dianne Villanueva, Mary Rose Yalon, Amy Malate, Lemuel Legesniana, Ella May Pallen,

Edmar Paliza, Edcel Rance, Elliza Claire Casais, Ellona Jane Taguic, Jeric Olavario, Mae Ann

Villanueva, and Jahnric Canoy for being a significant part of his high school life and for the

moments shared for the four years in junior high school, for sharing their ideas and providing

helpful contribution throughout the study, the love, friendship, jokes, memories will always

treasured and remembered;

To Mr. Ronnel Mar, for sharing his knowledge and support;

To Shiela Samaniego, for her motivations and encouragement that unleashed the tiring

days of work for this project, for giving joy that the author deeply treasure and gratifies;

To those whose name were not mentioned, Thank you very much!

To all of you, this humble work is whole-heartedly dedicated.

J.R.B.O

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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TITLE PAGE i
ABSTRACT ii
ACKNOWLEDGMENT iii
TABLE OF CONTENTS v

CHAPTER
1 INTRODUCTION 1
Background of the Study 2
Statement of the Problem 3
Theoretical Framework 3
Conceptual Framework 5
Assumptions 6
Hypothesis of the Study 6
Scope and Delimitations 7
Limitations of the Study 7
Significance of the Study 8
Definition of Terms 8
2 REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE AND STUDIES 10
Foreign Literature 10
Morality and Spirituality 10
Modern Youth 11
Changing World 12
Determining the Causes of the Problem 13
Local Literature 14
Foreign Studies 15
Local Studies 17

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Summary 18
3 METHODS AND PROCEDURE 20
Method of Research Used 20
Subject of the Study 20
Sampling Technique Used 22
Research Instruments Used 22
Validation of Instruments 22
Procedure of Data Gathering 23
Statistical Treatment 23
REFERENCES 24
APPENDIX 25
CURRICULUM VITAE 32

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