HomeLuz y Sabervol. 3 no. 1 (2009)

Perception on Premarital Sex as Correlate to Adolescents’ Concept of Marriage

Golda Aira V. Crisostomo | Ronel O. Jimenez



The primary objective of this study is to determine if perception on premarital sex is correlated with adolescents’ concept of marriage. It also aimed to find out opinion of young individuals on reasons adolescents engage in premarital sex and cohabitation. A survey instrument designed specifically for this study was administered to randomly selected students of one institution in Metro Manila enrolled in the Summer of School Year 2008-2009. Student t-test and Oneway ANOVA revealed significant differences on the perception on premarital sex and cohabitation when grouped according to demographic variables while Chi-square test for dependence showed concept of marriage was correlated with attitude on premarital sex but not with cohabitation.