General Info

The COVID-19 International Student Well-being Study (C19 ISWS) applies mixed methods to examine various aspects of student well-being, help-seeking behavior, and relevant social correlates (including socio-demographic, socioeconomic, study-related characteristics) in times of corona.

The first wave of the C19 ISWS, organized during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, surveyed over 100.000 higher-education students in 125 higher education institutions (HEI) in 27 middle- and high-income countries in Europe and North America. Within the Flemish community, the majority of HEIs participated. More info can be found in our research protocol: https://doi.org/10.1177/1403494820981186

A second wave was organized in the spring of 2021 in a selection of HEIs. While the main focus of this second wave remained student well-being, an additional module was added, which focused on family dynamics, dating life, and sexual health in students. Within the University of Antwerp, this second wave was complemented with a series of six focus group discussions (FGD) with relevant staff members (N: 23)  and seven FGDs with vulnerable student groups (N: 48).

For more information about this study, you can contact dr. Nina Van Eekert (e-mail: nina.vaneekert@uantwerpen.be) or Prof. dr. Sarah Van de Velde (e-mail: sarah.vandevelde@uantwerpen.be)

Output

Published research based on the C19 ISWS data can be found here: https://zenodo.org/communities/c19-isws/

 

Media coverage

 De Standaard (June 2nd, 2020). Het studentenleven: Minder alcohol, meer zorgen. https://www.standaard.be/cnt/dmf20200601_04977591 

Üsküdar Üniversitesi (June 1, 2020) COVID-19 Uluslararası Öğrenci İyilik Halini Araştırıyoruz! https://uskudar.edu.tr/tr/icerik/5283/covid-19-uluslararasi-ogrenci-iyilik-halini-arastiriyoruz

VAD (Vlaams expertisecentrum Alcohol en andere Drugs) (June 4, 2020) Alcoholgebruik in Vlaanderen tijdens de lockdown, Nieuwsbrief onderzoek 2020 - nr. 7 https://mailchi.mp/78dabc82d934/vad-nieuwsbrief-onderzoek-2019-nr-4048105?e=2dd1d5a201

 

Partners

Principle investigators: Prof. Sarah Van de Velde, prof. Edwin Wouters, dr. Veerle Buffel

C19 ISWS consortium:

Last name

First name

University/College

Country

Aertgeerts

Joris

Thomas More

Belgium

Bracke

Piet

Ghent University, Department of Sociology, Health & Demographic Research Group

Belgium

Buffel

Veerle

University of Antwerp, Department of Sociology, Centre for Population, Family and Health

Belgium

Christens

Gert

AP Hogeschool

Belgium

De Backer

An

Hasselt University

Belgium

Gadeyne

Sylvie

Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Interface Demography

Belgium

Goovaerts

Christel

Karel de Grote Hogeschool Antwerpen

Belgium

Joos

Mathilde

Hogeschool Gent

Belgium

Kindermans

Hanne

Hasselt University, Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences

Belgium

Nyssen

Anne-Sophie

Université de Liège, Department of Work Psychology, Cognitive Ergonomics

Belgium

Puttaert

Ninon

Université de Liège, Department of Psychology: Cognition and Behavior

Belgium

Ranschaert

Brecht

Erasmus Hogeschool Brussel

Belgium

Smet

Jan

Hogeschool Gent, Erasmus Hogeschool Brussel

Belgium

Somogyi

Nikolett

University of Antwerp, Department of Sociology, Centre for Population, Family and Health

Belgium

Swennen

Quirine

Hasselt University, Biomedical Research Institute

Belgium

Van de Velde

Sarah

University of Antwerp, Department of Sociology, Centre for Population, Family and Health

Belgium

Van Guyse

Marlies

Luca School of Arts

Belgium

Van Hal

Guido

University of Antwerp, Department of Social Medicine

Belgium

Van Steenhuyse

Klaas

University College Leuven Limburg

Belgium

Vandewalle

Marc

University College Leuven Limburg

Belgium

Vanmaercke

Sander

Flemish Student Union

Belgium

Vermeersch

Hans

Vives University of Applied Sciences

Belgium

Vervecken

Dries

Karel de Grote Hogeschool Antwerpen

Belgium

Willems

Barbara

Ghent University, Department of Sociology, Health & Demographic Research Group

Belgium

Withofs

Jan

University College Leuven Limburg

Belgium

Wouters

Edwin

University of Antwerp, Department of Sociology, Centre for Population, Family and Health

Belgium

Bilodeau

Jaunathan

McGill University, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts

Canada

Blackburn

Marie-Eve

Cégep de Jonquière, ECOBES-Research and Transfer

Canada

Brault

Marie-Christine

Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Département des sciences humaines et sociales

Canada

Fleury

Charles

Université Laval, Département de sociologie

Canada

Quesnel Vallee

Amelie

McGill University, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts

Canada

Chatzittofis

Andreas

University of Cyprus, Medical School, Shacolas Educational Centre for Clinical Medicine

Cyprus

Constantinidou

Fofi

University of Cyprus, Department of Psychology

Cyprus

Constantinou

Anastasia

University of Cyprus, Department of Psychology

Cyprus

Psaltis

Charis

University of Cyprus, Department of Psychology

Cyprus

Klusacek

Jan

Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Sociology

Czechia

Kudrnacova

Michaela

Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Sociology

Czechia

Soukup

Petr

Charles University, Institute of Sociological Studies

Czechia

Berg-Beckhoff

Gabriele

University of Southern Denmark, Unit for Health Promotion Research

Denmark

Guldager

Julie Dalgaard

University of Southern Denmark, Institute of Public Health and University College South

Denmark

Jervelund

Signe Smith

University of Copenhagen, Department of Public Health, Section of Health Services Research

Denmark

Stock

Christiane

University of Southern Denmark, Unit for Health Promotion Research

Denmark

Aaltonen

Sanna

University of Eastern Finland, Department of Social Sciences

Finland

Elovainio

Marko J

University of Helsinki, Department of Psychology and Logopedics

Finland

Kemppainen

Kristiina

Finnish Research Foundation for Studies and Education (OTUS)

Finland

Lauronen

Tina

Finnish Research Foundation for Studies and Education (OTUS)

Finland

Murto

Virve

Finnish Research Foundation for Studies and Education (OTUS)

Finland

Paunio

Tiina

University of Helsinki, Department of Public Health Solutions, National Institute for Health and Welfare; SleepWell Research Program, Psychiatry, University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Hospital

Finland

Sarasjärvi

Kiira

University of Helsinki, Tampere University and OTUS

Finland

Vuolanto

Pia

Tampere University, Faculty of Social Sciences, NEGATE Lab

Finland

Ladner

Joel

Rouen University, School of Medicine, Rouen University Hospital

France

Sauger

Nicolas

Sciences Po, Centre d'études européennes

France

Tavolacci

Marie Pierre

Rouen University, School of Medicine, Rouen University Hospital, Centre d'Investigation Clinique de Rouen INSERM 1404

France

Busse

Heide

Leibniz Institutefor Prevention Research and Epidemiology

Germany

Helmer

Stefanie

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Institute for Health and Nursing Science

Germany

Mikolajczyk

Rafael

Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Institute for Medical Epidemiology, Biometrics and Informatics

Germany

Pischke

Claudia

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Institut fur Medizinische Soziologie

Germany

Stock

Christiane

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Institute for Health and Nursing Science

Germany

Wendt

Claus

Universität Siegen, Faculty of Arts, Department of Social Sciences

Germany

Zeeb

Hajo

Leibniz Institutefor Prevention Research and Epidemiology

Germany

Mouriki

Aliki

National Centre for Social Research

Greece

Papaliou

Olga

National Centre for Social Research

Greece

Stathopoulou

Theoni

National Centre for Social Research

Greece

Arnold

Petra

Hungarian Academy of Sciences-Corvinus University of Budapest

Hungary

Balog

Iván

University of Szeged, Department of Sociology

Hungary

Balogh

Péter

University of Szeged, Department of Sociology

Hungary

Csizmady

Adrienne

University of Szeged, Department of Sociology

Hungary

Czibere

Ibolya

University of Debrecen

Hungary

Elekes

Zsuzsanna

Institute of Communication and Sociology, Corvinus University of Budapest

Hungary

Lencsés

Gyula

University of Szeged, Department of Sociology

Hungary

Lukacs

Andrea

University of Miskolc, Faculty of Healthcare

Hungary

Vincze

Anikó

University of Szeged, Department of Sociology

Hungary

Bjarnason

Thoroddur

University of Akureyri, Faculty of Social Sciences

Iceland

Oddsson

Guðmundur

University of Akureyri, Faculty of Social Sciences

Iceland

Olafsdottir

Sigrun

University of Iceland, Department of Sociology

Iceland

Keshet

Yael

Western Galilee Academic College, Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Israel

Meler

Tal

Zefat Academic College, Department of behavioral sciences

Israel

Cardano

Mario

Università degli Studi di Torino, Department of Cultures, Politics and Society

Italy

Cosentino

Chiara

University of Parma, Department of Medicine and Surgery

Italy

Sarli

Leopoldo

University of Parma, Department of Medicine and Surgery

Italy

Scavarda

Alice

Università degli Studi di Torino, Department of Cultures, Politics and Society

Italy

Skalicka

Vera

Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Department. of Psychology

Norway

Van de Wel

Kjetil

Oslo Metropolitan University, Department of Social Work, Child Welfare and Social Policy

Norway

Hilário

Ana Patrícia

Universidade de Lisboa, Instituto de Ciências Sociais

Portugal

Xavier

Beatriz

Nursing School of Coimbra, Health Sciences Research Unit

Portugal

Brumboiu

Maria Irina

Iuliu Haţieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Department of Epidemiology

Romania

Iaru

Irina

Iuliu Haţieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Pathophysiology

Romania

Andreenkova

Anna

Institute for Comparative Social Research (CESSI)

Russia

Benka

Jozef

Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice, Department of Educational Psychology and Psychology of Health

Slovakia

Gajdosova

Beata

Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice, Department of Educational Psychology and Psychology of Health

Slovakia

Hajdukova

Katarina

Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice, Faculty of Arts, Dean's office

Slovakia

Orosova

Olga

Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice, Department of Educational Psychology and Psychology of Health

Slovakia

Engelbrecht

Michelle

University of the Free State, Centre for Health Systems Research & Development,

South Africa

Knight

Lucia

University of the Western Cape, School of Public Health

South Africa

Steyn

Francois

University of Pretoria, Department of Humanities

South Africa

Van Rensburg

Andre

University of Kwazulu-Natal, Centre for Rural Health

South Africa

Guerrero Mayo

Maria José

Universidad Pablo de Olavide, The Urban Governance Lab

Spain

Mateos Mora

Cristina

Universidad Pablo de Olavide, The Urban Governance Lab

Spain

Navarro Yáñez

Clemente Jesús

Universidad Pablo de Olavide, The Urban Governance Lab

Spain

Rodríguez García

María Jesús

Universidad Pablo de Olavide, The Urban Governance Lab

Spain

Zapata Moya

Angel Ramon

Universidad Pablo de Olavide, The Urban Governance Lab

Spain

Bask

Miia

Uppsala University, Department of Sociology

Sweden

Bradby

Hannah

Uppsala University, Department of Sociology

Sweden

Abel

Thomas

University of Bern, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine

Switzerland

Burton-Jeangros

Claudine

University of Geneva, Institute of Sociological Research

Switzerland

Cullati

Stephane

University of Fribourg, Population Health Laboratory (#PopHealthLab)

Switzerland

Rüegg

René

Bern University of Applied Sciences

Switzerland

Beldhuis

Hans

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Centre for Information Technology

the Netherlands

de Bock

Geertruida H.

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Department of Epidemiology

the Netherlands

de Jonge

Jannet

Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

the Netherlands

Geurts

Sabine A.E.

Radboud University, Behavioural Science Institute

the Netherlands

Jansen

Ellen

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Department of Teacher Education

the Netherlands

Kappe

Rutger

Hogeschool Inholland, Research Group for Education and Innovation

the Netherlands

Oenema

Anke

Universiteit Maastricht, Department of Health Promotion, Care and Public Health Research Institute

the Netherlands

Super

Sabina

Wageningen University, Health and Society Group

the Netherlands

van der Heijde

Claudia M.

University of Amsterdam, Student Health Services

the Netherlands

Verbakel

Ellen

Radboud University, Department of Sociology

the Netherlands

Vink

Jacqueline M.

Radboud University, Behavioural Science Institute

the Netherlands

Vonk

Peter

University of Amsterdam, Student Health Services

the Netherlands

Wiers

Reinout W.

University of Amsterdam, Department of Psychology & Center for Urban Mental Health,

the Netherlands

Akvardar

Yıldız

Marmara University, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry

Turkey

Altınoğlu-Dikmeer

İlkiz

Çankırı Karatekin University, Dept of Psychology,

Turkey

Azak

Yakup

Istanbul University, Department of Psychology

Turkey

Baytemir

Gülsen

Maltepe University, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences

Turkey

Bulut

Serkut

Marmara University Pendik Training and Research Hospital, Department of Psychiatry,

Turkey

Çoksan

Sami

Middle East Technical University, Department of Psychology

Turkey

Eltan

Selen

Ankara University, Department of Psychology

Turkey

Erden

Gülsen

Ankara University, Department of Psychology

Turkey

Ergül-Topçu

Aysun

Çankırı Karatekin University, Dept of Psychology,

Turkey

Karaca Dinç

Pelin

Ankara University, Department of Psychology

Turkey

Kiral Ucar

Gözde

Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Department of Psychology

Turkey

Kumpasoğlu

Güler Beril

Ankara University, Department of Psychology

Turkey

Merdan-Yıldız

Ezgi Didem

Ankara University, Department of Psychology

Turkey

Ogel-Balaban

Hale

Bahcesehir University, Psychology Department

Turkey

Oktay

Seda

Ankara University, Department of Psychology

Turkey

Özdoğru

Asil Ali

Üsküdar University, Dept. of Psychology

Turkey

Ozgur-Polat

Pelin

Kirsehir Ahi Evran University, Dept. of Psychology

Turkey

Sakarya

Sibel

Koc University, Department of Public Health

Turkey

Topcu

Merve

Çankaya University, Department of Psychiatry

Turkey

Yasak

Yeşim

Çankırı Karatekin University, Dept of Psychology,

Turkey

Yorguner

Neşe

Marmara University, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry

Turkey

Quickfall

Aimee

Bishop Grosseteste University, Department of Primary and Early Years Initial Teacher Education

United Kingdom

Rabiee-khan

Fatemeh

Birmingham City University, Faculty of Health, Education & Life Sciences

United Kingdom

Sahin

Nesrin

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Psychology and Counseling Department

United States of America

Tasso

Anthony

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Psychology and Counseling Department

United States of America