Being a student is a special time in a person’s life. It can be exciting but it can also be demanding, with specific stresses such as leaving home, trying to make new friends, the demands of the course and adjusting to a new independent life.
Students’ wellbeing is an important and still under-researched topic and ‘wellbeing’ can mean different things to different people.
Is it about your mental or physical health?
Is it about finding the right support when things go wrong?
Is wellbeing specific to the kind of course you are doing, or the type of person you are?
In order to best support students, we want to understand what wellbeing is for you.
That way we can develop strategies to promote wellbeing throughout your studies.
At the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, we have developed a survey to look into student wellbeing. If you are 18+ years old and a student in higher education, you can access the survey here:
Student Wellbeing Survey
All your answers are collected anonymously for the purpose of research only and the study has been granted ethical approval by the Swiss Ethics Committee.
We very much appreciate the time you take to answer the questions. Therefore, for each properly completed survey we will donate £2 to StudentMinds, a charity set up especially to provide help for students. It is based in the UK but provides lots of great online resources for students worldwide.
During the survey, we will also give you some feedback (based on your answers) on your personality profile. This will include these five factors: Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, Emotional Stability, Extraversion, Openness to Experience.
This survey will take 15-20 minutes to complete. You can take a break and finish the survey another time. Your answers will be automatically saved and a reminder will be sent to you to continue where you left off, but you can also withdraw from the research at any time by simply not completing the survey.
If you have any questions please contact the researchers:
Dr. Dawn Rose
Dr. Elena Alessandri