Date of Completion


Document Type

Research Project

Degree Name

Grade 12


Anxiety, Generation Z.


It's been suggested that the COVID-19 pandemic has a negative impact on mental health. To combat the spread of the virus, the national government enacted various kinds of public health measures, ranging from physical separation recommendations to quarantine and lockdowns, all of which have wreaked havoc on people's daily lives. However, mental health has been overlooked during these preventive health measures were being implemented. One of which is the most affected are Generation Z students who experienced a sudden transition to online learning. In this study, the researchers conducted an online survey in senior high school students of De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute with informed consent. An online web-based questionnaire Google form was used in data collection. A researcher-made 5 point rating scale questionnaire based on the Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HAM-A) was used to evaluate the levels of anxiety of Generation Z using Spearmen Rank Correlation on interpreting the research findings. For a total number of 104 valid questionnaires, mild anxiety symptoms were observed in 33.65% of respondents. Our results suggest that the majority of Generation Z students had experienced mild anxiety during the nationwide quarantine in the course of the COVID-19 outbreak in the Philippines.

First Advisor

Teresita T. Pineda