Date of Completion


Document Type

Research Project

Degree Name

Grade 12


Education, Distance.


Educational institutions were suddenly compelled to shift to online learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic and students, teachers, administrators, and parents must all adapt to this pedagogy. With this, its effectiveness was doubted, and studies imply that the student’s age, sex, family size and income may be involved. The research aims to determine the relationship between the demographics and the learning barriers the selected students of DLSMHSI-SHSSHS experience in online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic and suggest interventions. This quantitative correlational study gathered data from 100 DLSHSI-SHSSHS students chosen through stratified random sampling and a two-part adapted questionnaire distributed online was utilized. Results show weak negative to weak positive correlation (-0.114 ≤ r ≤ 0.301) and there is little to no significant relationship between the variables (0.002 ≤ p ≤ 0. 865). Moreover, academic and social factors are the leading barriers experienced (x̄ = 3.59). Thus, there is little to no association between the demographics and learning barriers despite the existence of a strong academic and social barriers. The students get less study time with too much workload, has limited student-teacher interaction, and get demotivated due to lack of peer interaction. Thus, workload reduction and more mediums for interactions will most benefit the students.