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  1. 1. CARIBBEAN SECONDARY EXAMINATION COUNCIL SCHOOL BASED ASSESSMENT: SOCIAL STUDIESTo what extent do students in the area, 2A Marescaux RoadKingston 10, whether male or female, ages 13-18 engage inThe consumption of alcohol and what measures can beImplemented to minimize the problem?CANDIDATE #: 1001293336CANDIDATE: SASHAY POTTINGERCENTRE: WOLMERS’ GIRLS’ HIGH SCHOOL 1
  2. 2. TABLE OF CONTENSAcknowledgementStatement of the ProblemReason for Selecting the Area of researchMethod of InvestigationInstrument Used to Collect DataProcedures Used to Collect DataPresentation of DataAnalysis and Interpretation of DataPresentation of DataRecommendation and Implementation Strategy 2
  3. 3. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTIt is in my great desire to thank those who made it possiblefor the completion of this assignment. First and foremost letme thank the students of the Wolmer’s Boy’s and Girls’ Highschool for their massive support and cooperation, also forfinding time to answer the questionnaire given.Members of my family have been a constant support ofencouragement and support. I would like to thank my dearfriend, Oshin Crawford, who has found precious time to giveher assistance. I would also like to thank my Social Studiesteacher, Ms. Lawrence, for giving a basis outline in what is tobe done. Finally, I give thanks to god in giving me thestrength and courage to press on, keeping me through thelate nights and finding that determination within methrough this exercise. 3
  4. 4. STATMENT OF THE PROBLEMTo what extent do students in the area, 2A Marescaux RoadKingston 10, ages 13-18 engage in the consumption ofalcohol and what measures can be implemented tominimize the problem? I. What are the factors that contribute to students, ages 13-18, to engage in the consumption of alcohol?II. Did the behaviour of the students change, resulting from alcohol consumption?III. What measures can be implemented to control the issue of students consuming alcohol? 4
  5. 5. REASON FOR SELECTING THE AREA OF RESEARCHIt is now evident that it has become the norm for under agedteenagers to be part takers in the consumption of alcohol. Asa student of going to a prominent high school, I have heardof fellow school mates talk about the type of alcohol theyhave consumed, which has become a popular topic to speakabout. I found this topic to be very interesting mainlybecause of the mere fact that under aged students are parttaking in drinking alcohol, which should not be happening.In addition, students can be influenced to consume alcoholby diverse factors. The main factor is social events. Whenstudents attend parties, ‘dance’ or clubs, they tend toconsume alcohol, even more than they should. Not only am Iinterested in finding the extent to which they consumealcohol, but the measures that could be executed to lessenthe problem. 5
  6. 6. METHOD OF RESEARCHIn order to collect data, a printed questionnaire was used forthe research. A questionnaire has a number of advantages. It takes little or no time to be completed It guarantees total confidentiality of the respondents. It is not time consuming and it as the convenience of the person required to fill it out.The thirty (30) questionnaires consisted of fifteen (15)questions. The answers for the questions only required a tickor a short answer question. The questionnaires were carriedout in complete confidentiality. Hence, respondents were notrequired to include any personal data such as their namesand addresses. 6
  7. 7. DATA COLLECTION INSTRUMENTQESTIONNAIREI am a Social Studies student, from Wolmer’s high school for girls, researchingthe extent to which high school students consume alcohol. This is being donefor my Social Studies School Based Assessment. You are required to becompletely honest and truthful. Since you are not required to write yournames, no one will know who answered this particular questionnaire. 1. What is your age? 13-14 years 15-16 years 17-18 years 2. What is your family type? Nuclear Single Parent Sibling Extended 7
  8. 8. 3. Do you part take in consuming alcohol? Daily Weekly Occasionally No I do not 4. Were you ever pressured to drink? Never Most times Rarely 5. Why do you drink? Peer Pressure group For Leisure Domestic problemsOther ___________________________________________________ 6. Which type of alcohol do you consume? Beer Wine Spirits (colour less alcoholic beverage) 8
  9. 9. 7. Are your parents/guardians aware that you consume alcohol? Yes, they do No, they do not 8. Do your friends drink? Some of my friends drink None of my friends drink All of my friends drink 9. When do you drink the most? At parties When facing domestic problems StressedOther _______________________________________________________ 9
  10. 10. 1. Do you have emotional problems? Rarely Most times Never2. Does alcohol consumption influence your behaviour? Most times Rarely Never3. Does alcohol affect your health? Yes No Sometimes4. What age did you begin to drink? 13-14 years 15-16 years 17-18 years Do not drink 10
  11. 11. 5. Have you ever tried to prevent yourself from drinking? Most times Rarely Never I do not drink6. Are you willing to stop drinking alcoholic beverages? Yes I am willing No I am not willing Not sure7. Which measure you think would be more effective in helping you or others to stop consume alcohol? Seminars Therapy Avoid going to parties Avoid peer pressure group Other_______________________________________________________ 11
  12. 12. PROCEDURE FOR COLLECTING DATAIt would have been quite impossible for me to get a responsefrom every high school student, within the ages of 13-18, inKingston where the research is done. Hence, two specificprominent high schools within the area were targeted. BothWolmer’s Boys and Girls School approximately consists ofabout 1200, which only 15 students from each were necessary inorder to ensure accurate conclusions.I therefore decided to choose the students by randomly selectingstudents. The thirty selected students were provided withquestionnaires, instances where the students, who wereinterested, could not fill out the questionnaires at the spur of themoment were allowed to return them the next day. 12
  14. 14. ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATIONAccording to the collected, it can be said that thirty percent (30%)of the students of Wolmer’s Girls and Boys mostly consumealcohol at the ages of 15-16. Whilst you have five of thirty students(17%) who does not drink alcohol.Based on data collected, it can also de said that majority ofstudents (50%) who began to consume alcohol, did so based ontheir own decision. Whilst, ten of the thirty students (33%) werepressured to drink by their peers.One can also develop, from the data collected, that students mostlywhen attend social events such as parties and ‘dance’ etc.Also, it was detected that forty three percentage (43%) of the timesstudents consume alcohol, it affected their behaviour in a negativeway, meaning they got drunk. Hence, loosing self control andconsciousness.Data collected have shown that six out of the thirty students (20%)actually want to change and are willing to stop consuming alcohol.At the same time, nineteen of the thirty students (63%) said theywere not willing to stop consuming alcohol, despite the fact that itinfluences their behaviour negatively.Apparently, for students who are willing to change, they prefer toavoid friends who pressure them to drink rather than avoid goingparties. It was also observed that no student wanted a therapist andseventeen percent (17%) of the students who were willing tochange, believed that other methods could have helped them tostop drinking alcohol. 14
  15. 15. PRESENTATION OF FINDINGSStudents, the ages of 15-16 part take in the consumption ofalcohol the most.Majority of the students, who consumes alcohol, did sobase on their own decision.Majority of students questioned were affect negatively byconsumption of alcohol. In other words, the alcoholicbeverage made them drunk, leaving them partiallyunconscious and some not having self control.Many students are not willing to stop drinking, but theminority who do, do not believe that avoiding parties is theanswer to stop consuming alcohol. They prefer to drop afriend that influences them to. 15
  16. 16. RECOMMENDATIONS Parents should ensure that it becomes their number oneresponsibility to educate their child about the consequencesof drinking. Parents should ensure that their child do notattend social events that encourages under aged children topart take in consuming alcoholic beverages.Parents should limit the amount of parties their child attend.Also adults who promote these events should encourageunder aged children to refrain from drinking alcohol orfrom consuming too much in order for it not to influencetheir behaviour.Government should implement strict rules and penalitiesfor promoters of social events who condone under agedchildren consuming alcoholic beverages. The governmentshould ensure that these social events have strict securitymeasures. 16