Linden B, Ecclestone A. Preliminary Psychometric Evidence for the Validity of the Brief Version of the Post-secondary Student Stressors Index (Brief PSSI). (In progress)
Hopkin T, Linden B. First generation students experiences of stress and psychological distress compared to their continuing generation counterparts during the COVID-19 pandemic: a cross-sectional study.
Toole E, Olthuis J, and Linden B. Exploring the stressors experienced by university varsity athletes using a nationwide sample of Canadian post-secondary students. (Submitted Aug 2022)
Linden B & Stuart H. Further psychometric analysis of the Post-Secondary Student Stressors Index using a
nationwide, multi-site sample. (Submitted to PLOS ONE March 2022)
Linden B, Monaghan C, Zheng S, Rose J and Mahar A. Evaluating the impact of COVID-19 related stress on
Canadian post-secondary students. (Revisions submitted to BMC Public Health June 2022)
Development of the Brief-PSSI
A 14-item version of the PSSI has been developed, in order to improve the tool's accessibility and utility. A validation study investigating the brief version's psychometric properties is currently underway (Spring 2022).
PSSI as a Student-Facing Resource Navigator
We are working on turning the PSSI around to be a student-facing tool that will 1) identify students' top stressors out of those listed on the tool, and 2) direct students to appropriate resources, specific to the stressors they have endorsed.
Translation and Validation of French Versions
While French versions of the original and brief versions of the PSSI are available, they have not yet been validated among a sample of French-speaking students. This validation work is up next on our list!