Date of Completion


Document Type

Research Project

Degree Name

Grade 12


COVID-19, stress, anxiety, fear of death, age, sex, and income


The COVID-19 pandemic has affected millions of lives, including the extended family members of those infected by the COVID-19. Previous literature has not tackled the mental health experiences of the extended family when they have a COVID-19 positive relative. To address this research gap, the researchers aimed to determine the level of stress, anxiety, and fear of death of the extended family members, and if there is a significant difference in their level of stress, anxiety, and fear of death when grouped according to age, sex, and monthly family income. An online questionnaire via Google forms was conducted among 323 extended family members, who are ages 18 to 55 and live in the province of Cavite. They were gathered using snowball/referral sampling. The research instrument contained 4 parts which assessed the respondents’ demographic profile: age, sex, and income, and measured their level of stress, anxiety, and fear of death. After data gathering, the validated scoring protocols revealed that the respondents were uncertain about their level of stress and fear of death, with a mean of 27.21 and 21.97. While they had mild anxiety, with a mean of 15.89. According to the Mann Whitney U Test and Kruskal Wallis H Test, there was only a significant difference in the level of anxiety and fear of death of the respondents when they were grouped according to age and monthly family income. Adults and low-income individuals are more vulnerable to an increase in anxiety and fear of death levels, since they are more prone to diseases and accidents. Because of these findings, it positively impacts the extended family in a sense that this may serve as an impartial voice to their experiences. Many may come to their senses that conditions like these existed and should be attended and taken care of. Therefore, future researchers may use this study to create possible interventions to avoid the increase in stress, anxiety, and fear of death levels among the relatives of those who were infected by COVID-19.

First Advisor

Carmelette C. Davila