ResearchStatement This research project is a case studydesigned the aid to improve public knowledge about underage drinking whichcontributes to the Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of teenagers ages 17-18 inMt.Moriah Christian Academy. Research Aims The aim of this research is to encouragestudents to look at their drinking history and think about their choices anddecisions to decrease the negative consequences of alcohol consumption.
ResearchObjectives· To find out the Knowledge, Attitude andPractices of the young people in relation to alcohol use· To examine the effects of alcohol to theteenager· To detail the problems on why they take alcohol· To advocate awareness and raise consciousnessin being involve on alcoholic drinks· To enhance the youth’s knowledge about the riskof being involve in alcoholic drinks ResearchMethodology Case study will be use in this researchbecause it excels at bringing us to an understanding of a complex issue orobject and can extend experience or add strength to what is already know in theresearch also Case study is a results relate directly to the common readers,everyday experiences and facilitate an understanding of complex real-lifesituations. According to its design, wethe researchers will use the descriptive method in conducting the study.Descriptive method aims to describe the nature of situation as it exists at thetime of the study and to explore the causes of particular phenomena. Populationof the study The target population for this research are30 students from Grades 11 and 12. It will be divided equally.15 each for thegrade levels ;8 females and 7 males to be exact.
As theresearchers gets the sample size it come up to 35 respondents using theSlovin’s formula. DataCollection The evaluative-descriptive surveywas used it availed of questionnaires on knowledge, attitudes and practicesrelated to alcoholism. The questionnaires will beadministered directly to the chose people for the study. Thirty copyquestionnaires will be given out and be returned.
The researchers will be using theSlovin’s formula it isused to calculate an appropriate sample size from a population. The Slovin’s Formula is given as follows: n = N/(1+Ne2), where n is the sample size, Nis the population size and e is the margin of error to be decided by theresearcher. Background of the Study Alcoholconsumption is widespread among preteens and teens. Due to the reason thatalcohol may harm the adolescent brain, individuals who start drinking beforethe age of 15 are five times more likely to have alcohol-related problems laterin life.
In the United States, people in the age 12 – 20 drink almost 20% ofalcohol consumed, although drinking by persons under the age of 21 is illegalin all states. Each year, approximately 5 000 young people under the age of 21die as a result of underage drinking There are several effects that resultedfrom the consumption of alcohol among youth. For the underage students whodrink alcohol, it can be seen that it is commonly resulted in the loweducational achievement and high absenteeism rate. People who drinkalcohol during adolescents may develop problems related to normal development. Itis not necessary for people to drink because it can cause damage to theirmental and physical health. During this stage of life the brain and mind aregoing through an important stage of development and alcohol can interfere withthat. Besides, drinking alcohol may lead people perform badly in school orcollege this may have a negative impact on their future opportunities in life.
Furthermore, it can encourage youths to engage in vandalism or other criminal acts.It can mean that young people become sexually active. Those individuals whodrink at a young age are more likely to try other drugs. This means that suchindividuals could be on a path to the hell of lifelong drug addiction.
Therefore,this research is conducted in order to study the contributing factors and theeffects of alcoholism among youth. Rationaleof the Research Alcohol use is the leading cause of deathand disability for young people between the ages of 15-24 years (Gore et al2011). Alcohol can alter the youngdeveloping brain, potentially affecting both brain structure and function. Thismay cause cognitive or learning problems and/or make the brain more prone toalcohol dependence. This is especially a risk when people start drinking at ayoung age and drink heavily (US Surgeon General Report 2007). Exposureto alcohol marketing decreases the age that adolescents start to drink andincreases the amount that adolescents who already drink consume. Theresearch is being undertaken in order to provide a critical assessment ofteenager involvement in alcoholic drinks at the age of 17-18 years old in Mt.MoriahChristian Academy.
The research will provide insight into the effect of the alcoholicdrinks on teenager. Acopy of the completed thesis will be placed in Mt.Moriah Christian Academy andwill be available to other researcher . The hope for the researches is that itwill make a valid contribution to knowledge in other people and especially onthe teenager that are affected by alcoholic drinks.