Student-Parenting: Impacts on Academic Performance of BSED English Students in Bestlink College of the Philippines
Problem is part of everyone’s life, and everyone experienced it. Problems that can either modify and shape man’s behavior to continue everything that he or she wants to achieve or can be a reason for him or her to give up. There are no shortcuts to any place worth going to. Everyone is aiming for their career and success goals, such as getting a diploma. Student-parenting is not similar to any other issue, although it seems to be a common concern; it does not seem to bother people that much. College and parenting are challenging; people who succeed at doing both at the same time tend to have strong family and friend support networks. At present, the research highlighted the role of social support and stress in the physical health of college students who are also parents. This study utilized the normative descriptive method design to analyze the collected information about student-parenting. Based on the findings, the researchers came up with the following conclusions. The description of the respondents was extremely significant to the study to interpret data. Then, there were causes of student-parenting among the respondents, and there were impacts of student-parenting on the academic performance of the respondents. Students should focus on their academic responsibility. Teachers and school administrators should invoke equality and widen their understanding about student-parents to avoid discrimination, Teacher should provide alternative activities for student-parents and motivate them to finish their studies. School administrators should provide awareness programs about student-parenting. The institution needs to provide a program about student-parenting that will help the students to understand, learn, and realize its impacts on their academic performance. Finally, the institution should provide protection rules about student-parents, especially in their academic journey, and parents should strengthen the family relationship at home.