Anthony Torio, Myla Zenaida, Cabrillas Torio
International Journal of Research in Science and Technology   unpublished
Risk is the potential of losing something of value or possibility of causing harm to individuals. In an educational setting, it may be related but is not limited to psychological, health, and physical risks. This study aimed to involve secondary level students in the identification, assessment and reduction of risks to students in the secondary level of a higher education institution. The descriptive method of research was used in this study. In gathering data, student-initiated separate
more » ... were facilitated. Students on their third year were given a chance to choose risk assessment as one of the research themes and to write a proposal about their chosen topic. On their fourth year, they were tasked to carry out their proposal. Thirteen students out of 69 considered risk assessment as a theme. Majority of the students were female (10), and 3 males. A group of students determined psychological risks in school; another group studied physical and health risks. At the end of the two-year study, the group of students found the following significant school-based risks: psychological risks-bullying and parents working abroad; health risks-poor maintenance of comfort rooms; facilities risks-facilities such as non-functional emergency exits and unsecured electrical wirings. These findings were inputs to school-based improvements and developments in the reduction of risks.