In this 21st
century, social problems had happened in every edge of
the globe including our country, Malaysia. This issue often became the
mouthpiece of society in Malaysia. In addition, adolescents from the age
of 13 to 20 years old often involved. This is one of the major problems that
growing worldwide. We can say that 9 out 10 adolescents around the
global that facing the same social problems such as, alcohol problems,
drug abuse, free sex, bully and even suicide. This is due to the influences
of the bad cultures from other nations. This adolescents could not identify
and analyze what is good and what is bad. Therefore, I believe that there
are three main cause of social problems among adolescents in Malaysia
which are puberty, abortion and influence of the adolescents friends. It is
important to learn about the cause and the effect of social problems
among adolescents in Malaysia.
First and foremost, puberty problem is one of the reason why there
is social problems among the adolescents. There are a bunch of problems
that are generally that be faced by adolescents when they became
adolescents. These problem popped because of puberty. This puberty
bring significant changes to a adolesents, both from mentally and
physically. For example, there are several noticeable changes in
adolescents physique including the growth of acne and change in body
figure. While adolescents mental increased the awareness of the gender
and became more self-conscious. Andrew (2010) mentioned that “in some
cases, teenagers face depression and even suicide due to the
psychological effect of acne”.
The second cause is abortion. Abortion could give a bulk impact on
adolescents life such as people may resist of support the decision taken
by teens. Teenage girls should more aware on what they are doing with
their body and the life present inside them. Intan Irwansyah (2012)
stressed that “teen abortion may lead to breast cancer. This can also lead
to depression, pelvic inflammatory disease and viral hepatitis”. In
addition, the other impact of abortion is they may feel guilty of the choice
they made as it is final and cannot be undone.
The third cause of social problems among the adolescent is by the
influence of the adolescents friends or known as peer pressure. Most of
the time, friends are often provide benefits, moral support and even help
when we need them. But sometimes, the crunch of peer pressure began
tu kick in. Therefore, peer pressure can be defined as the influence levied
by one peer group in encouraging a person to her or his values, attitudes
or behavior in that order to adhering to the group norms. Andrew (2010)
said that “this often leads to teenagers getting involved in negative
activities due to the influence of their friends such as robbery, smoking,
committing in acts of vandalism, et cetera”.
In a nutshell, the explanation in this essay affirms that the cause of
why there is a social problems among adolescents in Malaysia such as
puberty, abortion and influence of the adolescents friends. The teenagers
should be more smart in leading their lives in the cruel world. If these
adolescents are not monitored from the earlier age, it will definitely cause
massive problems to our future generations.