De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences senior high school students' perception of mental illness

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing


mental illness, senior high school students, perception


The study utilized a descriptive quantitative method of research. Simple random sampling was used to choose the respondents of the study. The respondents of this study were the De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute Senior High School's Grades 11 and 12 for the academic year 2018-2019. The instrument used in this study was a self-made questionnaire stated. Data was analyzed through mean, frequency distribution, percentage, standard deviation, t-test, ANOVA and Slovin's formula. The study concluded that, 1) Majority of the respondents were female, from Grade 11, the eldest child, having a nuclear family structure, cultural origin of Tagalog, Catholic and having a family income of Php100,000 and 249,000; 2) The respondents perceived mental illness to a high extent as indicated by an overall computed mean of 3.30 with a standard deviation of 0.71; 3) Perception of mental illness has a significant difference only in grade level, while there was no significant difference in cultural origin, family structure, family income, ordinal position, sex and religion.

First Advisor

Alely S. Reyes

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