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APPENDICES

CERTIFICATION AND QUESTIONNAIRE

CERTIFICATION

To our fellow students:


We, the undersigned, are currently conducting a study entitled Marriage in
the 21st Century: Perceptions and Attitudes of PUPians. This is in partial fulfillment
of the requirements for our subject Writing in the Discipline (ENG 1023) under
Instructor Rene Laurente G. Reyes.
In line with this, we are hoping for your cooperation as our chosen
respondents. Your positive response regarding this concern is highly appreciated.
Sincerely yours,
Gamboa, Christine Ann Marie G.
Alfonso, Jovencio Jr. M.
Millos, Mark Ericson D.
Santiago, Alona E.
Tomas, Jericson P.
DELTA BSOA 1-2D

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QUESTIONNAIRE
This is a survey pertaining to attitudes people hold towards marriage. As research is
beneficial to enriching our knowledge, it would be greatly appreciated if you would
consent to participate in this survey. It should take 5 minutes to complete. Please
bear in mind that, as with any research, to reveal accurate results it is of utmost
importance that you answer honestly. There is no right or wrong answer, so respond
according to what you feel represents your attitude most accurately.
Name: ____________________________________
____________________
Age:

Gender:

Course,

Year

and

Section:

Religion:

Please complete the following by ticking the response that best suit you.
1. Do you consider yourself religious?
Yes
No
2. Do you have child/children?
Yes
No
If yes, how many? _________
3. Who were you raised by?
Parents (Both Mother and Father)
Parent (Either Mother or Father)
Guardian (Relatives other than parents)
Non-relative
4. Approximately, at what age do you see yourself getting married?
16-18
25-27
19-21
28-30
22-24
Beyond the age of 30
5. Do you see yourself cohabiting (to live together and have a sexual relationship;
live-in) instead of spending money on a wedding?
Yes
No
6. Would you prioritize career over marriage?
Yes
No
7. Which of the following words best describes your current feelings or perceptions
towards getting married? (Tick 3 that apply)
Fairy tale
Annulment/Separation
Painful
Divorce
Old-fashioned
Celebration
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8. What do you think are the reasons behind an unsuccessful marriage? (Tick 3 that
apply)
Infidelity
Boredom in marriage
Communication breakdown
Religious and cultural strains
Abuse (Physical, psychological
Child-rearing issues
or emotional)
Addiction
Marital Financial issues
Difference in priorities and
Sexual incompatibility
expectations
9. How do you find the necessity of marriage?
Very Important
Not So Important
Important
Not Important At All
10. If you marry, to what extent will you miss the life you had as a single person?
I Will Miss It So Much
It Will Cross My Mind, But Ill Get By
I Will Miss It
I Will Not Miss It At All
11. Would adjustment to married life be difficult for you?
Very Difficult
Not Too Difficult
Rather Difficult
Not At All
12. Do you ever have doubts as to whether you would enjoy living exclusively in
marriage with a member of the opposite sex?
Never
Occasionally
Hardly
Frequently
13. In your opinion, to what extent would responsibilities of married life be
enjoyable to you?
Very Much So
Not Too Much
Fairly Enjoyable
Not At All
14. How happy do you think you will be if you marry?
Very Happy
Unhappy
Happy
Very Unhappy
15. Do you ever have doubts about your chance of having a successful marriage?
Never
Occasionally
Really
Frequently
16. Will it trouble you to give up your personal freedom if you marry?
Yes
No
17. Do you think you will find, or have found, a person who is a suitable marriage
partner for you?
Yes
No
18. Do you think it would be advisable for you to always remain single?
Yes
No
Strongly
Strongly
Disagree
Agree
Disagree
Agree
1. Everyone should want to get
married
2. Marriage helps an individual
mature
3. A successful marriage is as
satisfying as
a successful
career

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4. A successful career is
important than a successful
marriage
5. Being married stifles (to cut
off, hold back, or smother)
individual growth
6. The people I know are less
committed to marriage compared
to people from the past
(according to records, old stories)
7. There are fewer advantages to
marriage now than there were in
the past

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Thank you for your time and cooperation.


*Cohabiting means to live together and have a sexual relationship. (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)
*Stifle is to cut off, hold back, or smother. (https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/stifle)
*Main reasons of marriage breakdown (http://www.top10stop.com/lifestyle/top-10-reasons-for-divorce-and-marriagebreakdowns-stats-from-the-us)