Program

Oral
July 27, 2016 08:30 - 10:00

REDISCOVERING THE ADOLESCENT: A CONSENSUAL QUALITATIVE RESEARCH

[Speaker] Delariarte, Clarissa F:1
1:St. Paul University Quezon City (Philippines)

The adolescent faces changes like self-doubt aggravated by cyber bullying and social media syndrome (Weiten, 2008). Considered unstable, they have been labeled as "kids lost in cyberspace"(Farber, 2008). It is a difficult stage and parents , teachers and significant others need to champion the adolescent to " model strength of character to walk away from temptations"(Pierson, 2013).
Using Consensual Qualitative Research (Hill, 2005) the researcher investigated personal discoveries of adolescents through journal writing. Two open-ended questions related to answering nineteen journal prompts and focus group discussions served to collect data. To foster multiple perspectives on themes and cross analysis of responses, three judges sat down to analyze the data.
Personal discoveries include: Understanding/ Accepting One's Self, Finding Courage, Understanding/ Accepting Others, Forgiving and Letting Go and Expressing One's Self. Analysis of data leads to a rediscovery of the adolescent with implications on parenting, teaching and other allied school programs.
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