Vol. 4, Issue 2 (2019)
An investigation on the motivations of the children in conflict with the law to finish the rehabilitation program
Author(s): Jose Sherief O Panelo, Allan O de la Cruz
Abstract: This study generally aimed to investigate the motivations of the juveniles to complete the rehabilitation program at Cagayan Valley Regional Rehabilitation Center for Youth. Qualitative method using case study design was employed. Purposive sampling was adopted to select the eight participants- in conflict with the law who are under suspended sentence and, who are undergoing the rehabilitation program. These informants who are from the Cagayan Valley Region are 15 to 17 years old, and who acted with discernment at the time of the commission of the offense. These participants were chosen based on knowledge, consent, willingness and capability to share the best information needed in the study. To gather the data needed, a semi-structured interview was employed. All interviews were recorded through cellular phone. The recorded interview was transcribed, and the transcripts were read over a number of times. Initial notes were listed and emergent themes were identified. The first emergent themes were then listed and the researcher tried to see the connections of each theme and may be clustered which later may become the super ordinate concepts. The themes were translated into a narrative account which was expanded and explained as the emerged themes. It is concluded that both intrinsic and extrinsic motivations such as divine existence, support, activities and rewards are effective which were manifested by the participants in the delivery and response of their actions.