2022 Canadian Student Wellbeing Study provides insight into shifting student sentiments

TORONTO, August 18, 2022 /CNW/ – The third chapter of the 2022 Canadian Student Well-Being Study commissioned by Studiosity, the global leader in online ethical study support for post-secondary institutions, and conducted independently by Angus Reidrevealed information about students’ current stress levels, their thoughts on withdrawing, and their optimism about the future.

This final chapter, which surveyed 1,014 post-secondary students in Canadaincludes information such as:

  • 62% of students aged 18-21 report feeling stressed about studying/school work every day, compared to 48% of those aged 22+
  • Domestic students express significantly more stress than international students, although international students are twice as likely to say it was difficult for them to be away from friends or family
  • 40% of students have seriously considered dropping out of college, up 5% from 2021
  • 51% of students describe their overall well-being as good or very good, up 6% from 2021
  • 64% of Canadian post-secondary students remain at least somewhat optimistic about their job prospects after college or university

Teacher Judyth Sachsacademic director of Studiosity, says “Although two in five students have considered withdrawing from their college or university at some point, it is heartening to see that a large majority of students still feel optimistic about their future, up modestly from 2021. It is a testament to the universities that have focused on student safety and well-being during some of the toughest years, allowing students to feel supported and heard throughout the challenges of the pandemic. . »

Regarding pessimism about job prospects after leaving college/university, there was a prevalence of comments about internships and co-op placements as ways to combat these feelings, as well as a desire to get a taste of real work scenarios. A student remarked“I think it’s overwhelming to get a job. I feel anxious because if I’m doing poorly in school, how am I supposed to get a good job.” Another student said, “My university is very job-oriented. I did 6 co-op placements that the university supported.”

Some students even go so far as to explain their struggle with motivation and confidence in their own abilities, as seen in the following comment: “Encouragement that graduating students who excel can be hired… I know that not all students can be guaranteed to be hired, but when the culture says no one is hired in a post-graduate school , it diminishes the quality of my work for fear of the future.”

This chapter on Student stress, intention to withdraw and optimism includes baseline data from the 2021 Canadian Student Wellbeing Study to understand the changing thoughts and feelings of students. The next few chapters include information on student study habits, the transition to post-secondary education, and more. Previous and future chapters can be downloaded at Studiosity.com/2022studentwellbeing.

About the 2022 Canadian Student Wellbeing Study

This survey was conducted among 1,014 current post-secondary students in Canada. The survey frame was balanced to ensure representation and statistical significance of gender and region in proportion to their overall share of the Canadian post-secondary student population. For comparison purposes only, a sample of this size would yield a margin of error of +/- 3.1 percentage points, 19 times out of 20. The survey was conducted in English and French.

About Studiosity

Studiosity partners with universities to provide anytime, anywhere online study support to more than 1.6 million students in Canada, Australiaand the UK. Studiosity’s service connects students with subject matter experts to discuss and resolve questions, providing formative feedback through help, not answers. The company currently partners with over 250 institutions worldwide, providing fair academic support online when students need it, increasing opportunities for all.

To receive a copy of Chapter 3: Student stress, intention to withdraw and optimism or to request an interview with the professor Judyth Sachsplease contact:

Chelsea Parker
Studiosity Canada
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SOURCE Studiosity

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