THE PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING OF THE LEFT-BEHIND CHILDREN OF IMMIGRANTS OF THE LAGUNA STATE POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY
Portia R. Marasigan
The study aimed to determine the psychological well-being of left-behind children of immigrants. It made use of twenty college students whose parents are working abroad. Majority of respondents are 18-20 years old, male, middle born, family monthly income of Php 20,000-30,000, most mothers are working abroad and working abroad for 1-3 years. Majority of respondents have average level of intellectual functioning, have emotionalconflict with their mothers, fathers, family unit, fear, guilt feelings and own abilities and have high scores in deviation, persecutory ideas, thinking disorder, and social introversion. Results show significance between intellectual functioning and age, gender, birth order, family monthly income and parent working abroad, significance between emotional status and age, gender and parent working abroad and significance between personal maladjustment and age, gender, and parent working abroad. Further, personal maladjustment is significantly related to intellectual functioning and emotional status.
Left-behind children, Immigrants, Intellectual Functioning, Emotional Conflict, Personal Maladjustment.