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JMJ Marist Brothers

Notre Dame of Marbel University


Integrated Basic Education Department
Senior High School
City of Koronadal, South Cotabato

CHAPTER 1

INTRODUCTION

Alcohol use is a widely discussed topic but a vast of body of research has

documented the relationship between alcohol consumption and interpersonal

violence. More than any illegal drug, alcohol was found to be closely associated

with violent crimes, including murder, rape, assault, child and spousal abuse.

Convicted offenders under the jurisdiction of corrections agencies in 1996 have

been drinking at the time of the offense. (Greenfeld, 1998).

Aside from alcohol involvement in crime, drinking too much alcohol can

take a serious toll on your health. That is mainly because alcohol is metabolized

by the liver and frequent consumption can lead to increased fat inside liver cells.

Heavy drinking can also increase the risk of certain types of cancer, especially

mouth and throat. Lastly chronic alcohol abuse can impair brain function

permanently and will have detrimental effects on your body that most likely fall to

death (Arnarson, 2017).

The effect of alcohol varies between individuals and depends on the

amount consumed and the type of alcoholic beverages the user will intake.

Historically, moderate consumption of alcohol has been linked to health benefits.

It has been produced and consumed by humans for thousands of years and have

played an important role in our health; supplying nutrition and energy; providing
JMJ Marist Brothers
Notre Dame of Marbel University
Integrated Basic Education Department
Senior High School
City of Koronadal, South Cotabato

medicinal, antiseptic, and analgesic benefits; quenching thirst; facilitating

relaxation; promoting conviviality and social cohesion; increasing the pleasure of

eating; providing pharmacological pleasure; and generally enhancing the quality

and pleasures of life. (Hanson, 2017)

However, in Notre Dame of Marbel University (NDMU), there are several

conflicting ideas. Among teenagers today, there are a large variety of positions

towards drinking alcohol. Misperceptions exist among students regarding the

amount of alcohol that is consumed on university campuses. In anonymous

studies, in nationwide surveys during 1998 and 1999, students grossly

overestimated the average amount of alcohol their peer group reported

consuming and the number of people who drank heavily (Perkins et al.,1999).

Applying the idea that the perceived extent of alcohol use among peers ultimately

influences student decisions regarding his or her own alcohol consumption,

preventative programs on campus are aimed at educating students about

reported alcohol consumption norms. Nineteen percent of students surveyed

nationwide abstain from drinking alcohol (Wechsler, 1996). Recent prevention

programs are designed to educate students about their peer group’s abstinence

rates, in the hope that they reduce their alcohol consumption according to the

norm (Sands et al., 1998). With these ideas, the study is conducted.

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JMJ Marist Brothers
Notre Dame of Marbel University
Integrated Basic Education Department
Senior High School
City of Koronadal, South Cotabato

Statement of the problem

This study will determine the Perception on Drinking Alcohol of Grade 12

Students of Notre Dame of Marbel University:

Specifically, it seeks to answer the questions:

1. What are the demographic profile in terms of age, sex and strand of

the Grade 12 students?

2. What are the perceptions of the respondents in drinking alcohol?

3. What are the perceptions of the respondents when grouped according

to age, sex, and strand regarding alcohol use?

Scope and delimitation

This study is only conducted to the Grade 12 students of NDMU for the

school year 2017-2018 and will only be conducted inside the campus of Notre

Dame of Marbel University. The focus of the study is to find out perception of

grade 12 students in drinking alcohol.

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JMJ Marist Brothers
Notre Dame of Marbel University
Integrated Basic Education Department
Senior High School
City of Koronadal, South Cotabato

SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY

The finding of the study may provide insight about the perceptions of the

grade 12 students in drinking alcohol; furthermore, this research can contribute

new knowledge.

To the School, this study can guide the school on what action that is needed as

they are now aware of the alcohol use and the perceptions of senior high school

students of NDMU.

To the Teachers, this study will give insights about alcohol use of students and

can help them approach students regarding alcoholism.

To the Parents, this study will broaden their understanding on the impact of

alcohol use in the students’ performance in school.

To the Students, to help them determine and gauge their performance in school

in relation to their use of alcohol.