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Is marriage becoming less popular among teenage girls?

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Introduction

Sociology GCSE Coursework PROJECT PROPOSAL FORM Name Shenal Patel Project Title Is marriage becoming less popular among teenage girls? Briefly explain your proposed project To find out if marriage is becoming less popular Which area of the specification does your project relate to? Family Outline the research methods you intend to use Structured Interviews Justify why you have chosen these methods? Because it is a questionnaire and an interview together so therefore I can get both overt answers and covert answers Outline several studies that will be useful Internet Friends Family State where you will find relevant secondary information from Text books Hypothesis Marriage is becoming less popular among teenage girls PROJECT AGREED/REJECTED ADVICE- INTRODUCTION- My hypothesis for this piece of coursework is that marriage is becoming less popular among teenage girls. My aims for this project are to find out if marriage is becoming less popular among teenage girls. If marriage is becoming less popular, why. What influences girls about marriage. The ways in which I will test my hypothesis are by using questionnaires as primary research and using the internet and textbooks as secondary research. By using questionnaires as primary research, I will be able to collect the information I need from the people I want because I will be conducting the interview my self. Textbooks and the internet will help me with my secondary research because it will provide me with information like statistics on marriage rates. ...read more.

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The graph shows that most of the girls asked were Christian. The graph shows that 7 fathers do white collar work and 6 fathers do blue collar work and 2 are not applicable. The graph shows that 5 mothers do white collar work and 9 mothers do blue collar work and 1 is not applicable. The graph shows that most of the parents are married, a few are single and an equal amount are divorced or separated. The graph shows that 93%ogf the girls asked want to get married in the future and 7% are not sure. Nobody said no. The graph shows that 60% of the girls asked thought that the idea of marriage was becoming less popular among them and 27% said no. The graph shows that most of the girls would like to get married between the ages of 24 and 29 The graph shows that 54% of the girls asked wouldn't like to live with their partner instead of getting married. The graph shows that 80% of the girls asked would like live with partner before they get married. The graph shows that most of the girls asked think that it is less important to get married now a day than 10 years ago. 'Marriage is officially going out of fashion, according to the latest government statistics. New regional figures from the Office for National Statistics show the number of marriages taking place are decreasing with more people opting to live together. ...read more.

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However I could have improved this project in different ways. One of these ways would be by changing my project hypothesis to - Marriage is becoming less popular among teenagers. Doing this would allow me to get ideas of both boys and girls about marriage. I think that I have proven two of my aims. The first one was to find out if marriage is becoming less popular among teenage girls. This, I believe, I have proven. The other aim that I think I have proven is that if marriage is becoming less popular among teenage girls, why? I have proven this because I have found that marriage is becoming less popular among teenage girls and the main reason for this was that most of the girls asked wanted to start a career before they thought about marriage and children. The third aim was to see what influences girls about marriage. After completing my research, I noticed that I didn't in any way include this in my project. This is another point which I could improve on. Now that I have completed my research and analysed it, I can come to the conclusion that marriage is becoming less popular among teenage girls, and there could be many factors that influence this but the main factor would be that women are now becoming even more independent and want to pursue a career which they feel happy in before they think about marriage and children. Also more couples are looking to cohabitate rather than get married. This is down to many factors, but mostly because of economic reason. ...read more.

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