Date of Completion


Document Type

Research Project

Degree Name

Grade 12


Eating Habits, Academic Stress, online learning, senior high school, Correlation


Since 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected all facets of humanity, including education sectors around the globe that navigated online-based learning for learning continuity. Previous research has implied the change in people’s diet or eating habits due to internal factors (such as stress) and external factors (such as their environment). Contrary to what has been discussed by previous research, the change in eating habits did not take into consideration the COVID-19 pandemic and online learning as factors. This study aims to determine the correlation of eating habits and academic stress of the Grade 11 DLSMHSI - SHSSHS students under the online-based learning. The data collection was conducted online from several students from each of the each nine sections from which pertinent information in this study was gathered. Information such as monthly household income, body mass index, medications, age, and gender were collected with their responses to an eating habit and an academic stress scaled questionnaire. The data was calculated using frequency distribution and linear regression analysis. The researchers’ findings have led to an understanding that there is no significant correlation between eating habits and academic stress with respect to online learning and the COVID-19 pandemic. To further study the association of eating habits and academic stress within the period of COVID-19 pandemic, researchers need to increase the items within the questionnaire with the consideration to the correlation of eating habits and academic stress.

First Advisor

Myra Michelle M. Mojica