Problems with Questionnaire in Psychology
There are simply, so many problems that exist in modern life. Now that we are well into the new Millennium society has begun to recognize serious concerns with issues that citizens have to deal with today. Some issues have always been there, and for quite a while, but are now coming to the eyes of the public to find solutions. Other issues are new trends developed as society begins to adapt to a faster pace of life. Many issues causing societies problems are interlinked, one issue can’t be address properly until another is fix or indeed one unmanaged problematic error seems to propagate yet another, and another. Probably the biggest, worse and most horrifying problem is, that society as a whole can’t even see the festering rot that is in itself.
So … what are the problems with modern society. Any two people given pens and paper could easily come up with a good five or six decent issues, and the may even be different lists from each other. They could write down Drug or Alcohol Abuse. It is a problem. 21% of high school seniors say they get high and 41% of the same group report drinking alcohol. Our children are literally moving around in an intoxicated daze. Immature behavior is then amplified due to being under the influence. Drunk driving, poor grades and attendance, anti-social and violent behavior and the list goes on.
They could also write down, the Erosion of Youth. And that’s a big problem as there was a time when kids simply enjoyed being kids. Today, even at the earliest of ages, children are partaking in adult activities with serious consequences. Similar to what we see with alcohol and drugs, sex is a very popular and portrayed subject matter. The movies, TV, the internet, essentially everywhere a child turns he or she is bombarded with sexual suggestions.
In fact, there are entire TV series marketed directly to kids dealing with sex – the egregious being The Secret Lives of a Teenager and Teen Mom, to name just two. Music is a culprit as well. Songs have always had sexual innuendos, but at least “back in the day” you had to be old enough to understand them. Today, it’s all about “How low can you go” and “baby let me sex you up.” Children are having sex as early as 10 and 11, with teen pregnancies increasingly on the rise. The concept of childhood is literally being wiped out.
On the list they might put down, Educational Disparity. Education is important. Few people would dispute this well regarded fact. A good education (in comparison with a bad one) will provide a child with an increased chance of taking advantage of opportunities to be successful in life. Unfortunately, some people have it better than other. The basic problem of British education lies in the fact that there is no common, but a dual system of education, which sustains inequality. In the 1970s the antagonism between supporters of the Grammar Schools and of the Comprehensive Schools split the country. After the almost complete abolition of the tripartite system in favour of an egalitarian system, the more profound dualism between publicly maintained state schools and fee-paying private schools continues to exist now.
They may add to their list the Shifting Economy. Now that’s always been a problem. Britain used to sustain itself with making its own products through manufacturing and then turning around and selling those products to the rest of the world. The economy is shifting to more of a service industry versus a manufacturing industry. In order to cut costs and keep product prices down companies are forced to outsource manufacturing to other countries. Other countries can produce products at much lower labour costs. Some companies have even begun to outsource call centre jobs to keep labour costs down. Not only is Britain now having lower paying service jobs than the average blue-collar job with a sustainable income but our economy is now a global economy.
For example, what happens in Japan or Iraq can drastically alter prices for our stock exchanges, gas/oil, and many other products. What exactly does this mean for our school leavers? The youth cannot graduate or even dropout of school without going through the pains of a low-income job. The jobs offered with no experience pay very little with very little room for pay increases. Workplace competition to get a promotion can be fierce. In the past, your average school leaver could enter the job market and go work at the local factory for the rest of his or her life and make a reasonable living. They would not necessarily need to have a college education to survive. In fact, youth today will graduate from college with multiple qualifications and still cannot find work that pays enough to sustain a decent lifestyle.