Date of Completion


Document Type

Research Project

Degree Name

Grade 12


attitudes, behavioral, COVID-19 pandemic, hand hygiene


The COVID-19 pandemic, a public health crisis, affected millions of people worldwide in 2019. It is caused by a virus that can be passed from person to person or through surfaces. Hand hygiene is one of the most effective ways to prevent this virus. However, each individual's attitudes and behavior toward hand hygiene are still factors that may influence their compliance. This study aims to define the attitudes and hand hygiene practices of the SHS students in DLMSHSI during the COVID-19 pandemic. The descriptive study was conducted using an online survey questionnaire and interview, involving 282 respondents through snowball sampling. The results show that the respondents have excellent compliance with their behavioral hand hygiene practices, and they frequently adhere to them in a variety of situations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The results also show that the respondents' attitudes toward hand hygiene are associated with their Reasons (R), Importance (I), Challenges (C), and Factors (F). The study focuses on the hand hygiene of SHS students from DLSMHSI during the pandemic, with survey questionnaires used to interpret their preferred hand hygiene method, behavioral hand hygiene practice, and attitudes toward hand hygiene.

First Advisor

Ramgie Bartolata