Date of Completion


Document Type

Research Project

Degree Name

Grade 12




Aromatherapy via inhalation has continuously emerged in today¶s healthcare alternatives as a holistic approach that caters to physiological and psychological aspects of an individual. It is recognized to be accessible and efficient in alleviating particular concerns such as psychological and physiological distress among students, for they are vulnerable with cognitive desolation due to academic workload. However, previous studies presented a clinical basis for the approach without assessing the gravity of perception and education towards the said method. The study intends to determine the demographics of individuals with their respective perceptions about aromatherapy as well as seek the difference in the perceptions among the identified demographics. With that, a descriptive quantitative research design was used to describe the extent and differences among variables. The study utilized the components of the Health Belief Model to measure the perceptions thoroughly. A questionnaire was given to 150 Grade 12 students in De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute. The study discovered moderate extents of perceived threats and barriers. Meanwhile, there are high extents of perceived benefits and self-efficacy. The varying demographics developed distinct perceptions from different domains, which presented significant differences.

First Advisor

Pauline L. Cueno