Teenage Relationships and Study Habits of High School Students

Teenage Relationships and Study Habits of High School Students

During the teenage years, the youth does not have a firm understanding of the role of dating. To teenagers, dating only consists of being with someone they feel attached to, spend time with, and/or a personified experiment. The teens may have curiosity in the emotions and tasks involved in a "relationship". The lack of understanding of what a true relationship consists of is why the teenagers these days are so distorted. Dating's purpose is to first step into marriage...that is its sole purpose. Teenagers do not, and should not be thinking about marriage. This is why the teens develop a pointless definition of a relationship, because too few times do these meaningless relationship lead to anything other than sexual curiosity.

On a daily basis, e students are faced with a conflict of interest: to study or not to study. Often times these decisions are affected by outside factors that are beyond the control of the student (i.e. work, athletics, involvement in organizations). One other factor that is believed to be a major influence is the existence of a significant other. While involved in a relationship during college, one might be forced to choose either studying for school or spending time with the significant other, leaving the student with increased amounts of stress. Level of commitment to the relationship must also be taken into consideration. A student who is involved in an exclusive relationship differs from the student involved in a casual dating relationship. Many factors contribute to a student’s struggling grades; the aim of this research was to isolate the effects of dating on a student’s academic performance.

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