Date of Completion


Document Type

Research Project

Degree Name

Grade 12


Self care, Pandemic, High school students.


On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 as a global pandemic. To control the spread of the virus, the government has been implementing different preventive measures since the start of the outbreak. The public adherence to preventive measures, essential to control the transmission of the disease is influenced by individuals’ understanding. The objective of this study was to assess the

relationship between self-care behaviour and knowledge towards COVID- 19 pandemic. An online survey was conducted between 30th April and 6th

May 2021. The instrument consisted of demographic factors and Self-care behavior in relation to health and hygiene were obtained from previously published questionnaires on COVID-19. T-test, Pearson, and descriptive statistics were utilized for data analysis. The study revealed that self-care behavior of the Senior High School Students and their current knowledge towards COVID-19 pandemic were not associated with one another. A stronger campaign to disseminate information must be implemented by the government to improve the awareness of the public regarding COVID-19 in this time of pandemic.