Research Proposal Howpregnancy in teenagers can affect the progression in education and why hasteenage pregnancy decreased. Introduction Teenage pregnancy is defined as a teenager or underage girl becomingpregnant. The term implies that the girl has not reached the legal age beforeconceiving. Though the teenage girl may be pregnant because of varioussituation or reasons all teenage pregnancies are a result of sexual activitieseither voluntary or not. One of the effects of teenage pregnancy is thedifficulty for the girl to continue with her education.
Drop-out rates, poorgrades and the inability to gain good qualifications are the educationalconsequences of teenage pregnancy. This paper proposes to understand how teenage pregnancy affects academicprogression and the reasons behind the decrease in teenage pregnancy. As a student, pregnant teenagers are expectedto meet a minimum rate of academic progress. Academic progress implies achievinghalf or more of the grades for the subjects that they are enrolled in over theduration of the course. Progression status is based on course status, multiplefails and assessment guide. Research Questions The key questions that will be reviewing in this study is – how teenagepregnancy affects the academic development? And why has teenage pregnancydecreased? Example Questions 1) Do you feel that beingpregnant has affected your education and why? 2) Since become pregnant do you feel that your desire to complete youreducation has increased? 3) How many hours of study per day are you able to do?o 0 hourso 0-1 houro 1-2 hourso 2-3 hours 4) How does being pregnant affect your academic performance? 5) Have your grades increased or decreased since becoming pregnant? Research Aim and Objectives The main aim of this study is to evaluate how teenage pregnancy affectsthe academic progression of the teenagers. As well as this the followingresearch questions will be addressed: · Determine the changes in academic performance, achievement andprogressions of the teenagers when becoming pregnant · Determine the perceptions, attitudes and beliefs of the pregnantteenagers about their education Method I would tend to think that pregnant teenagers lose the drive to continueand finish their education but this may not be the case. This study will usethe principal ways of conducting exploratory research, which include:literature search; consulting the experts about the subject and conducting a survey.
My research will operate within the cross-sectional design, as I will becollecting data on more than one case, using structured questionnaires anddocuments. The benefit of this would be that Ì would be able to focus on thebreadth and depth of the research. Moreover, by exploring the breadth of thetopic, I am increasing my validity and the truthfulness of my research, andthereby minimize the confounding variables. Data gathered using these instruments will be collated for analysis.Data analysis will primarily be characterized by statistical approach. Thefollowing statistical formula will be used in the quantitative analysis.
The primary sampling technique to be used will be quantitate research.The researcher will survey pregnant teenagers aged 14-19 and they must beattending school regularly during their first six months of pregnancy. Thesurveys for the teenagers will be included with in the pregnancy packs that aregiven out during their first antenatal.
The number of surveys to be handed outwould average on being 100. Another survey will be handed to the school toidentify the students’ attendance and progression during their pregnancy. Research