International students needed for brief survey study at School of Education

Michael Tan, an alumnus of the Counseling and Educational Studies program at Johns Hopkins University School of Education, is recruiting international students for a short survey study to learn more about the relationship between the psychological and behavioral experience of international students and depressive symptoms. The study has gotten approval from HIRB and the reference number is HIRB00009802 (original approval date: 12/20/2019; expiration date: 12/20/2022). The survey consists of 95 multiple choice questions and can be completed in 20-25 minutes. Ten percent of the participants will receive a $10 Amazon gift card for successful completion of the study.

The study is actively enrolling individuals who:

  • are 18-25 years old
  • hold valid temporary visa in the United States
  • enrolled as full-time students at Johns Hopkins University
  • have been physically present in the United States within the past 30 days

Although you may not benefit directly from participation, the results could help researchers further understand the psychological experiences of international students and explore the mechanisms and possible directions for treatment of depression in international students. Participants do not have to feel sad or depressed to take the survey. The risks associated with participation in this study are no greater than those encountered in daily life.

The survey link is here.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the primary investigator, Yiying Xiong, assistant professor, Counseling and Educational Studies, Johns Hopkins School of Education, 2800 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD, 21030, or the student investigator, Hongjun Tan, 864-918-6869 or email