Seaweed farmers’ parental involvement towards the education and recreational Activities of their children
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Brgy.Tiabas, San Dionisio, Iloilo is a coastal barangay in the northern part of Iloilo Province. The main source of living of the residents is seaweed farming. Most of them belong to the low-income family; hence they worked hard to sustain their basic needs. So, even if they have the eagerness to send their children to school and provide wholesome recreational activities to their children but still they could not achieve because of their socio-economic status. This paper sought to determine seaweed farmers’ parental involvement towards the education and recreational activities of their children in Brgy. Tiabas, San Dionisio, Iloilo. The respondents of the study composed of fifty (50) parents. Responses from the researcher-made questionnaire were used to gather data during the period October 2016 – December 2017.The study revealed that level of involvement of seaweed farmers in the education of their children was very high whereas in the recreational activities was high. Educational background and family income of seaweed farmers do not influence their involvement in the educational endeavor and recreational activities of their children. It means that seaweed farmers are very supportive and helpful in providing education and recreational activities of their children regardless of their educational background and meager income from seaweed farming. High and significant relationship was observed between the level of involvement of seaweed farmers towards the education and recreational activities of their children. Thus, it may be inferred that seaweed farmers give the same level of involvement in providing better education and wholesome recreational activities to their children.
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