Date of Completion


Document Type

Research Project

Degree Name

Grade 12




In the past few years, the COVID-19 pandemic was proven to have a significant impact on work and workers, especially the Overseas Filipino Workers who are most likely to experience severe conditions in every aspect of their lives. According to the Family System Theory of Dr. Murray Bowen, the feelings and emotions of an individual can create a ripple effecton other members of the family. Thus, the researchers conducted this research regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on family relationships in order to assess whether the families of OFWs are affected as well, and to determine the factors that affect their relationships. Throughthe use of online questionnaires, the research was conducted by identifyingDLSMHSI-SHS students with OFW parents followed by asking about their demographic profile, perception of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the factors affecting their family relationships. The study’s findings reveal that the COVID-19 pandemic does not affect the majority of family relationships of DLSMHSISHS students with OFW parents. But still, these findings suggest that students with OFW families should be given the chance to express their concerns and should be given empathy as they are experiencing challenges with their families.

First Advisor

Nancy Deluta