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)