Date of Completion


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science


SARS-CoV-2, Vaccine, Vaccine Hesitancy, Non-Medical Students


Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is the causative agent of Coronavirus Disease-19 (COVID-19), a respiratory tract infection. Among the vital measures for reducing its spread and harm, vaccines were given the highest importance. However, vaccine hesitancy remains as barrier in achieving herd immunity and a threat to global health. This study aims to determine the prevalence and contributing factors of SARS-CoV-2 vaccine hesitancy among 4 th Year Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering students of De La Salle University – Dasmariñas (DLSU-D). A total of 51 Engineering students of the said institution participated in this Quantitative Descriptive study from April to May 2022. The 5-point Likert scale survey questionnaire was disseminated using various online platforms and was used to collect data from the sample population selected through Stratified Random Sampling with Equal Allocation. The findings were then expressed using the Overall Mean and Standard Deviation. Based on the gathered data, the participants are not vaccine hesitant with an Overall Mean of 3.66 and a Standard Deviation of 0.460. They also disagreed on predictors such as disinformation, misinformation and malinformation (Mean = 2.40, Standard Deviation = 0.689), inconvenience (mean = 2.31, Standard Deviation = 0.726), and religious beliefs (Mean = 1.58, Standard Deviation 0.696) as contributing factors on vaccine hesitancy. These findings suggests that the sample population, although non-medical students, are aware of the importance of vaccines and the contributing factors related to vaccine hesitancy.

First Advisor

Arianne Rose A. Lim