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Parents With Uncompleted Basic Education Having Professional Children: A Phenomenology Of Parental Achievement

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Jesusa L. Alimes, Grace Santa D. Daclan, Gloria P. Gempes



educational management, parental achievement, professional children, uncompleted education, Philippines



The main purpose of the phenomenological study was to determine the experiences of the parents who had uncompleted basic education but have professional children. It also investigated the parents’ coping mechanism in sending their children to school and their insights as parents who did not finish their basic education but have professional children. Qualitative phenomenological design was used with validated interview guide as the tool in gathering the responses of the subjects of the investigation. The study employed the in-depth interview and focus group discussion with 14 parent participants employed in the Department of Public Works and Highways of Tagum City for the year 2015. The parents shared that their sad experiences were about deprivation, wrong choices, insecurity and self-doubt, grit and determination, and financial difficulties. However, they felt some pride in surpassing all the challenges having professional children. The parents also expressed their coping mechanisms in order to survive such as their dependence on loans, strategies on income augmentation, prudence in spending and resourcefulness.



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