Date of Completion


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy




This study aims to identify the different barriers which affect the leisure participation of CRS students at DLSMHSI during the pandemic. A descriptive survey research design was applied in this study through an online survey developed by the researchers to avoid physical contact brought by the pandemic. A total of 91 CRS students were selected through quota sampling. They participated by answering a Google Form questionnaire. As this is quantitative research, outcomes may come limited and constrained. Results may be limited to what the suggested outcomes were and generalized as a whole. Additional resources are needed to refine the outcomes of the study to fully confirm and rule out possible errors. The CRS students considered leisure activities as extremely important and they are moderate to very engaged in leisure activities, despite having an evident change or shift in their leisure activities. For participation in leisure activities before and during the pandemic, some have decreased, increased, and remained the same while, leisure engagement of students during the pandemic ranges from Moderately to Not Engaged. Common intrapersonal barriers include lack of motivation, commitment/obligations, lack of skills/knowledge, fear, and beliefs. Interpersonal barriers include lack of companion/s, specifically peer companion, and public criticism. Lastly, structural barriers include social distancing measures, community quarantine, travel restrictions, and geographic location. Therefore, there has been a limitation in various leisure activities brought by adherence to protocols by the government which resulted in a change of type and level of CRS students’ engagement in leisure activities.

First Advisor

Pamela Grace O. Hernandez-Araullo