Date of Completion


Document Type

Research Project

Degree Name

Grade 12


student engagement, online classes, breakfast, academic performance


With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, one affected aspect of life is education; being at home while conducting online classes was the new normal for students, and it is with utmost importance that the engagement of students in online learning is at a great performance. The purpose of this study was to determine if consuming breakfast before online classes start has significance to the academic engagement of students. The study incorporated a correlational quantitative research design together with a modified instrument designed for use in online settings called the SCEQ-M questionnaire that measures levels of engagement: a) skills engagement, b) participation/interaction engagement, c) emotional engagement, and d) performance engagement, disseminated by the researchers to a total of 272 grade 11 and grade 12 students of DLSMHSI. Data collected were evaluated through a series of statistical analyses, Percentage Frequency Distribution, Means and Standard Deviation (SD), and Independent T-Test. The research findings indicate that there is no significant difference in the level of student engagement between SHSSHS students who eat breakfast and students who skip breakfast during online classes during S.Y. 2021-2022. Regardless of the respondent’s eating habits, the findings of each variable have revealed that the individual’s engagement is not influenced by their breakfast consumption and still exhibits all of the aforementioned levels of engagement. Given these points, it is recommended to conduct further students where further data on students’ eating habits, academic engagements, and phenomenological aspects be acquired and evaluated to validate the significance of students’ academic engagement.

First Advisor

Pauline L. Cueno