Program Evaluation Research at FITA

FITA has been conducting¬†research in the form of program evaluation for each year that it has been in operation (approved by the Carleton University Research Ethics Board: Project # 10591 12-0476). Data is collected voluntarily from student participants, primarily measures of mental wellbeing (Short Form Health Survey 36; OQ45.2) and academic information from the Registrar’s office (GPAs; Acedemic Performance Evaluation results). These are collected before and after the students’ participation in the FITA program. Yearly results are described in the following executive summaries:

2011-12 Executive Summary (Pilot year)

2012-13 Executive Summary

2013-14 Executive Summary

2014-15 Executive Summary

2015-16 Executive Summary

Published works

Bilodeau, C. & Meissner, J. (2016). The effects of a combined academic and personal counselling initiative for post-secondary student retention. Canadian Journal of School Psychology. doi: 10.1177/0829573516644554 (Read here)