The Results are in!
I am very happy to report that the final survey ended a couple weeks ago and data collection is complete! I presented my findings to student affairs professionals last week and am sharing the powerpoint with you here! There are still many more analyses to conduct on the data set so stay tuned for future updates and the official written report! See below for a quick summary of the results. Thank you all for your support!Study Results PowerPoint!
Summary of Main Findings:
- Both accepted and rejected women displayed lower positive mental health
and higher depressive symptoms directly after recruitment, with the effect
being much stronger for rejected women. Because these scales asked how women
have been feeling recently, their scores directly after recruitment likely
reflect how they had been feeling during recruitment.
• Rejected women experienced a decrease in all well-being indicators
directly after recruitment, and did not return to baseline on depressive
symptoms, positive mental health or belonging to Duke 3 months later.
- Accepted women returned to baseline on all measures 3 months later,
with the exception of happiness, which increased from baseline.