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Pregnant Students Of Secondary Schools As Descendants Of Unwed Mothers: Some Lessons To Learn

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Rosenda M. Wamelda, Grace Santa T. Daclan, EdD, Gloria P. Gempes, EdD, Dm



educational management; pregnant students as descendants of unwed mother; some lesson to learn; Philippines



This phenomenological study was designed to determine the experiences of pregnant secondary school students aged 12-19 students who were descendants of unwed mothers. In-depth-interview and focus group discussion were applied with 14 pregnant students who were utilized in selecting the participants of the study. The participants revealed that their experiences were on humiliation and disdain, remorse, fear and insecurity, escape and remediation, support and love, financial constraints, and acquiescence. Their coping mechanisms were being positive about the situation, having the aid and support of the family, faith and hope to the divine God and the wisdom of the family. Importantly, the teenage mothers valued the lessons learned from the experience, the values of resilience and elasticity, resolution and repentance for what they have done, and hopes and dreams for the future.



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