HIGHLIGHT: Most parents, students, teachers report a sad disposition at present

The majority of parents, students, and teachers — according to a recent national online survey on the distance learning program — assess their current disposition as sad. This contrasts with their pre-pandemic happiness rating, which were all above 60%.


At present, only 18% of parent-respondents, 17% of student-respondents, and 28% of teacher-respondents report being happy with their current life situation.


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Online Distance Learning Survey


Building on the firm’s initial survey about distance learning, iOptions Ventures conducted a follow-up study to evaluate the quality of the program after being implemented for two academic quarters. A separate survey was done for parents, teachers, and students in order to get a comprehensive understanding of the program from the different perspectives of the three groups.


The parents survey reached 6991 respondents, while the teachers and students had 4933 and 7178, respectively. All were conducted online from April 20-28, 2021. With convenience sampling employed for this survey, the researchers used Facebook as its main recruitment channel in order to reach the widest audience. In view of this, results from this online survey shall not be construed as representative of the Filipino population.