Depression, Anxiety, and Stress (DAS) Lab: Culture, Anxiety, and Depression (CAD) Study

Are you an undergraduate student at UBC? You might be eligible to participate in this research!

The Depression, Anxiety, and Stress (DAS) Lab is conducting a study to investigate and compare anxiety and depression levels among local Caucasian university students and Chinese students studying in Canada.

Study title: Culture, Anxiety, and Depression (CAD) Study

Principal Investigator: Dr. Joelle LeMoult

Who can participate?

Participants must be an active undergraduate student at UBC to participate. Additional criteria may apply.

What does my participation involve?

Participants will complete an initial survey assessing demographics, emotional and physical well-being, acculturation, social support, resilience, and general functioning during university (Time 1; Month 1). Four months after the initial assessment, participants will then be invited to complete a follow-up survey assessing the same variables as were assessed at Time 1 (Time 2; Month 5). Finally, participants will be invited to a subsequent follow-up survey four months after the first follow-up, which includes the same variables as were assessed at Time 1 and Time 2 (Time 3; Month 9).

Purpose of the study:

  • To assess the prevalence and severity of anxiety and depression among the two groups
  • To understand the progression or regression of these mental health indicators over time
  • To identify specific factors or triggers contributing to these mental health outcomes

Type of compensation:

For each survey you participate in, you will receive 1 HSP credit or a chance to win cash prizes (depending on your method of sign-up).

How do I get involved?
Please fill out one of the survey forms to participate:

If you have any questions regarding the study, please email the research team at