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GOING DOWN to the ROOTS of REBELLION
A research paper presented to: Ms. Eden A. Santiago St. Mary¶s Academy Hagonoy, Bulacan

In partial fulfillment of the requirement for the subject English IV

By: Anne Paula P. Adriano Aries D. Garlitos Joennalyn T. Martinez Geny Marie L. Raymundo Mary Angeline N. Sebastian

he notes an interesting quote from Socrates. Larson. according to it. Teenagers can also rebel against the authorities in the school and even government officials. Jacob lied to his father and rebelled to steal his brother's birthright. written between 1450 and 1410 B. Introduction Teenage rebellion has been around for hundreds of years.2 Chapter I I. in fact. Teenagers can rebel in an active and passive way.C. tells the story of Esau and Jacob. As a child begins to really explore who they are. They can show disrespect for these people by breaking the rules. The Book of Genesis. and may show complete disrespect to the authorities involved. a contempt for authority who oppressed their teachers and contradicted their mothers and fathers. Scott J. They can show rebellion in an acceptable way or by ignoring the standards of this acceptable behavior that their parents want to them. Dr. teenage rebellion is a normal stage of development that occurs during the fifth stage of development between the ages 14 and 20. religious beliefs or moral code. they test boundaries. take risks and experiment with behavior. based juvenile program Straight Ahead Ministries. the teens may refuse to follow the school dress code. in a paper written by the president of the Massachusetts. the legal drinking age. For example. This quote referred to youth as having bad manners and no regard for the elderly.E. Psychologist Erik Erikson created the eight stages of development in 1956. They can rebel against the rules of their parents. .

The students who are responsible in answering the survey questions are the high school students among private and public school around Hagonoy. For the authorities to be informed on how to handle youth rebellion. To identify the reasons behind one¶s rebellion. IV. Statement of the problem These questions aim to know about teenage rebellion. Scope and Limitation This research paper about youth rebellion will focus about the relationship between parents and their children. . Their parents are given a separate questionnaire. To determine the signs of youth rebellion.3 II. y y y What is Teenage Rebellion? What are the possible causes of Teenage Rebellion? What are the manifestations that prove that they are already practicing rebellion to the authority? y What should the authority do to handle this kind of situation? III. Significance of the study The following objectives maybe: y y y y To know more about youth rebellion.

therefore. Adolenscence is the period of physical and psychological development from the onset of puberty to maturity. or uprising. It can be a healthy means for not getting completely depressed by reality.4 V. can result in obsessive behaviors that make people completely ignore reality to their detriment. is a refusal of obedience or order. Definition of Terms Rebellion. . as opposed to the hard realities of the everyday world. expectations. to violent and organized attempts to destroy an established authority such as a government. as in common sense and several philosophicaltendencies. It may. Puberty is the process of physical changes by which a child's body becomes an adult body capable of reproduction. Ideology is a set of ideas that constitutes one's goals. or in extreme forms. Escapism is a way of refocusing one¶s attention on things pleasant or enjoyable. or a set of ideas proposed by the dominant class of a society to all members of this society. and actions. An ideology can be thought of as a comprehensive vision. be seen as encompassing a range of behaviors from civil disobedience and mass nonviolent resistance. Puberty is initiated by hormone signals from the brain to thegonads (the ovaries and testes). as a way of looking at things.

5 Chapter II I. Do you feel angry when you¶re being comforted by your parents? 5. Do you consider yourself a rebel? 25 20 15 yes 10 no 5 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 . Do you tell your problems to your parents? 3. Have you ever disobeyed your parents? 6. Are you comfortable hanging out with your parents? 4. Presentation of Data Graph 1 1. Do you have an open relationship with your parents? 2.

6 Graph 1.1:Things done against parents¶ will. Others Fighting Disrespect 8 Spending Time with friends whom your parents diasapprove Runaway from home Didn't Study seriously Lying 0 5 10 15 20 Graph 1.2: Reasons for committing rebellious act. Experiencing a problem with oneself or other people to get parent's attention 9 In a desperate situation Influenced by friends 0 2 4 6 8 10 .

Whenever your child does something wrong. Do you use spanking as a form of discipline? 3. To avoid argument. do you simply give in to your child¶s wishes? 6. Do you allow your child to spend time with his/her friends? 5.Do you have an open relationship with your child? 2.7 Graph 2 1. Do you have conflicts at home? 4. do you ask him/her to explain his/her side? 25 20 15 yes 10 no 5 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 .

5 1 1.5 .1.8 Graph2.a.1: Time spend with child Per Week Per Day 0 5 10 15 20 25 Graph 2.12 hrs 0 0.24 hrs 1 .: Time spend with child (per week) per week 13 .5 2 2.5 3 3.

6 hrs 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 Graph 2.2: Kind of parent democratic permissive authoritative 8 nagger over protective suspicious strict supportive 0 5 10 15 20 25 .1.9 Graph2.24hrs per day 13 .12 hrs 1 .b: Time spend with child ( per day) 19 .18 hrs 7 .

The researchers conducted a survey to both teens and parents around Hagonoy. Most of the teen respondents sight disrespecting to parents and authorities as their form of rebellion. . people encounter these every day.10 Graph 2. It is their desire for independence and self. disrespecting and misbehavior.3: Ways of handling child¶s misbehavior 9 hurting nagging confronting 0 5 10 15 20 25 II. Analysis/ Interpretation Common disregard of the law. This research is made in order to better understand why people specifically teenagers tend to rebel and to know how to deal with them. The aim is to know what the factors that trigger rebellion are. The survey shows that all the teens who answered are rebel in some sort of way. In order to know whether parents contribute to rebellion questionnaires were also given to parents. a problem which teenagers are going through.identity. Their reason of doing so is because of the problem they are experiencing with themselves.

we therefore interpret that even with an open relationship with the parents it is still unavoidable for the teenager to rebel since there are other factors that may trigger it. family.2. Out of the twenty five (25) teenager respondents. 56% of the respondents admit that they do that wherein this kind of action can be a contributing factor for rebellion. When our respondents were asked the reason why they rebel. 72% of the respondent said they have disobeyed their parents and 24% considered their self as a rebel. When they were asked if they use spanking to discipline their child. friends or community they belong to. This graph shows that even with an open relationship their still instances that teenagers disobey their parents. respondents manifest an open relationship with their children. Adolescence is a tough stage and hence need an outmost guidance and support from all the people around them. On Graph 1. the top answer we got is because of problem with oneself or other people. This involves problem with their personality. 36% said show disrespect (in answering and actions) and 72% said lying which is the highest and most respondent do against the norms. Based on the survey.11 With the survey being conducted based on Graph 1. on items 1 to 4 it showed that most teenagers have an open relationship with their parents and they are comfortable hanging with them. just so happen that they tend to be physical as the way of . Graph 2 shows that most of the respondents listen to their child and have an open relationship with them. Other respondents were twenty five (25) parents. However on item 5. Based on the first part of the survey. it shows that the top 3 things the respondents done against the will are 12% of the respondents answered didn¶t study seriously.

wherein it shows that parents welcome to hear their children side.12 discipline. being love and caress by their parents thou however at times tend to lie. Graph 2. which compose of 80% of respondents. . respondents were given the option if it is per week or per day.2 on what kind of parent. They tend to follow norms set by the authority. they spend more time with their children. On the other hand on parents respondents. It plays such a big role to the teenager when they have supportive parents that are with them through thick and thin. Very minimal of our respondents admit they are rebel. This simply shows when teenagers have good relationship with their parents and family they overcome being a rebellious.3 shows on how respondents handle misbehavior. 98% of them said they confront their children. It just showed that respondent gives priority to spent time with their children. On the aspect of the time spent with their children. that most of them have open relationship. There is no grateful feeling that to have your proud parents accompanying from the beginning until the end of the race. Overall results of the survey showed on the first part wherein teenagers are the respondents. As to Graph 2. then strict and over protective. Respondents who answered on per day spent 7 to 12 hours with their kids while respondents on per week spent 13 to 24 hours a week. the survey showed that the top 3 kind of parents are supportive. they support all the endeavors and open for explanation which build a harmonious relationship with the teenager.

Almost every teen goes through some sort of rebellious stage after precious years of puberty. most teenagers tend to rebel because of the crisis or problem they are experiencing with themselves.Summary Teenage rebellion is a problem that has been around ever since teenagers have. Adolescence begins as the result of the desire for independence. disregard of rules and law and even running away from home. teens must develop an identity independent from their parents or family. Teens don¶t have anyone to listen to them. It is a problem caused by many attributes. Dave Currie in his book Teenage Crisis. Disrespecting parents and authorities. to guide them and some use delinquency as a way to get parents attention. According to Dr. parents have an important role to make. Their way of dealing with their children and children¶s rebellion is important. As part of their development as young adults. There are many forms of rebellion. They need understanding and patience. Teenage rebellion has a far deep reason than what people think. not studying well. Not having a good relationship with parents is also a factor that triggers teenage rebellion. . Based on the survey conducted. It could either help their children get through this stage or worsen the situation. It is a developmental norm. fighting. problems and crisis they are experiencing. It is not just a simple disregard of the rules and proper behavior. a way divert the depression. behavior and ideologies as part of developing their identities. In this stage of life. In order to deal with this problem one must know or identify first the reasons for rebellion.13 Chapter III I. They experiment different roles. It is not just an ordinary misbehavior but escapism.

As being in an adolescent stage. parental discipline methods. showing disrespect. wherein all urge for curiosity and personal confusion is arising it is understandable for a teenage to misbehave sometimes.Conclusion With the fact gathered by the researchers on this study. who can¶t handle the conflict and think that they are being neglected by their parents and they are the ones who end up being a rebel. not performing well in their studies. Teenagers who are frequently being observed doing things against the normal behavior as such fighting. Based on the survey conducted by the researchers 9 out of the 25 respondents or 36% of them answered that the root of their rebellion is because they are having problem with oneself or with others. normal rebellion should not be only expected by parents it is actually desirable. alcoholic parent to mention some. Normal rebellion needs to be understood as the natural desire to grow. Teenage rebellion is characterized by a refusal. . when if we go deep into the situation it is just a result of a misinterpretation. it is therefore concluded that there are various roots for a teenage rebellion. Being it does contribute to growing maturity. There are unhealthy causes of teenage rebellion to include are parental discord. disobedience. However there are some teenagers. although being sought after in an awkward manner. Others may perceive it as a rebellion. Often times it is being misjudge whether it is indeed a form of rebellion or just a conflict of interest between parties. resistance to the normal behavior or expected attitude towards the norms being set by the authority. lying and worst run away from home are the one showing a clear manifestation of a teenage rebel.14 II. family confusion.

At first you would go with them but sooner after you also let them go´.15 Most teenagers are aggressive and crave for so much independence. They should nourish them with their unconditional love and care. ³A good parenting is like teaching your child to ride a bicycle. Parents most importantly should have the time to talk to their children to know the loops of their life. Parents have the most authority to persuade their children to overcome such behavior. . Outmost guidance is indeed a helpful tool. As being cited from an anonymous author. Parents should take an integral part to every step of their growing children.

Influence by friends is also one factor of rebellion based on the survey result so it is also important for parents to monitor the circle of friends their children have.16 IV. because they have taken the same road and felt the same growing pain. Having a good relationship with your child drives them to behave accordingly. take an active interest in the adolescent this will develop good relationship among parents and children through this teens will be more free to express themselves. talk to them. Teenage years are critical period of human development y Parents to spend more time with their children. y Parents should not be too strict with their children. . It is in these years that the teenagers discover themselves and wants independence.Recommendation Teenage years are critical period of human development. The researchers of the study recommend the following: y Parents to develop good relationship with their child. y y Being patient to them is vital and understand their situation.

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