Response-Related Behavior of Selected Students Toward Common Illnesses in Commonwealth, Quezon City

25 Pages Posted: 28 Oct 2015 Last revised: 14 Aug 2016

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Sheryl Renomeron Morales

Polytechnic University of the Philippines; Institute for Comparative and Advanced Studies (Icas Phils); National Youth Congress 2013; Subanen-Muslim-Christian Relations of Zamboanga del Sur

Merlinda Ragas

Independent

Krisanta Bea

Polytechnic University of the Philippines

Fe Marielle Lucio

Independent

Joziel Galletes

Polytechnic University of the Philippines

Joanne Bobis

Independent

Jhon Enry Bacani

Polytechnic University of the Philippines

Date Written: October 20, 2015

Abstract

Reflux (GERD), dysmenorrhea, cold and flu, migraine, cough, allergies, and stomach flu/stomach ache are the most common illness of college students in Commonwealth, Quezon City. Since the immune system of each person reacts differently from every pathogens causing illnesses, convenient sampling was used to obtain 100 respondents during the survey.

Respondents occasionally self medicate with a mean of 2.20 and sought advice from friends, family members and the internet to remedy their illnesses with a mean of 2.25 rather than to seek advice from doctors/physicians with a mean of 1.85. Despite of the illness, college students disregard their illness and choose to continue their work/activities. Fifty seven percent (57%) of the college students go to school with the reason of 'attendance is a must.'

Keywords: common illness, response-related behavior, illness-behavior

JEL Classification: I00

Suggested Citation

Morales, Sheryl Renomeron and Ragas, Merlinda and Bea, Krisanta and Lucio, Fe Marielle and Galletes, Joziel and Bobis, Joanne and Bacani, Jhon Enry, Response-Related Behavior of Selected Students Toward Common Illnesses in Commonwealth, Quezon City (October 20, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2676483 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2676483

Sheryl Renomeron Morales (Contact Author)

Polytechnic University of the Philippines ( email )

Don Fabian St.
Barangay Commonwealth
Quezon City
Philippines

Institute for Comparative and Advanced Studies (Icas Phils) ( email )

Philippines

National Youth Congress 2013 ( email )

Philippines

Subanen-Muslim-Christian Relations of Zamboanga del Sur ( email )

Philippines

Merlinda Ragas

Independent ( email )

Krisanta Bea

Polytechnic University of the Philippines ( email )

Don Fabian St.
Barangay Commonwealth
Quezon City
Philippines

Fe Marielle Lucio

Independent ( email )

Joziel Galletes

Polytechnic University of the Philippines ( email )

Don Fabian St.
Barangay Commonwealth
Quezon City
Philippines

Joanne Bobis

Independent ( email )

Jhon Enry Bacani

Polytechnic University of the Philippines ( email )

Don Fabian St.
Barangay Commonwealth
Quezon City
Philippines

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