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Research participants wanted

We are looking for participants to take part in our study: Understanding Student Stress and Resilience: Examining the Biological Correlates of Mental Health. This study will look at the impact of stressors students encounter (e.g., transitioning to a new city, COVID-19 impacts including loss of social support, academic and financial stressors) on academics, mental health symptoms and physical health markers.

You may be eligible to participate in a study if you are:

  • Between 17 and 24 years old (as we are focusing on emerging adults)
  • Fluent in English
  • In your first or second year of undergraduate study attending an Ontario University

Participation in this study will involve:

  • A link to a quick screening questionnaire, asking a few of questions to see if you are eligible to participate (5 minutes)
  • If eligible, a 1 and a half hour online session during which you will

Complete study questionnaires

Approximately one week later, provide 7 saliva samples over the course of one day (these will be mailed to you with a pre-paid return envelope)

  • If you are a Carleton University student, part of our study will be examining how the measures above link to your grades across your first year of university.
  • You will be asked to attend a follow-up session in Winter term 2022 in which you will repeat the steps done in the first session.

In appreciation of your time and participation, you will receive $30 Amazon gift card for Phase 1 (Winter/Spring Term 2021) and an additional $30 Amazon gift card for Phase 2 (Winter/Spring Term 2022).

To take part in this study, please click the link below: 

OR if you have questions contact:

Ayeila Daneshmend
Department of Neuroscience,
Carleton University