Abstract: the Effects of Peer Pressure on the Graduating
The researchers dealt with the Effects of Peer Pressure on the Graduating Batch of Angelical College, school year 2013-2013. The researchers examined the positive and negative effects of peer pressure to the graduating learners. The researchers further attempted to find out whether the students are influenced by their friends in doing their modular activities or are they more motivated to work with their friends.The researchers conducted a survey to the randomly selected learners from the seven moderators classes from the graduating batch of Angelical College school year 2012-2013.
The survey was used to elicit the subjects’ perceptions of peer pressure on educational issues. In conducting the survey forms, the researchers used the term ‘friends’ instead of peers and ‘influence’ instead of pressure, so that the subject would not be pressured when answering the survey.The results showed how peer pressure affects the subjects’ academics and school life. The subjects’ answers on their interest in attending to the same college as their peers seem to be in a 50/50 percentage. The analysis further revealed that peer pressure is a major factor to the academic achievement of the learners. The general conclusion emanating from this study was that first; peers exert some influence on the students’ decisions nickering academic activities and aspiration decisions.Secondly, peers are somehow a huge factor for the learners to work on the given modular activities.
In general therefore, the researcher concludes that the effect of peer pressure largely affects the learners in their academic pacing. More research needs to be undertaken to compare the data taken from the learners in Angelical College to the graduating learners in other schools.