What is the study about?

This study examines predictors of psychological distress versus resilience during the transition from elementary school to high school, an under-studied period of development during which rates of mental illness substantially increase. We are working to answer questions such as: What makes the transition from elementary school to high school difficult? What makes this transition easier? How can we use this information to help students during their transition to high school?

We are currently recruiting new 7th grade participants as of January 2020.

Eligibility criteria –

  • Participants must be fluent in English
  • Child should be about to transition to a new High School (currently in Grade 7, entering Grade 8 in Fall 2020)
  • Cannot be moving within 6 months


Participating families will be compensated with a $60 honorarium for the first two lab sessions at UBC and $70 for the completion of follow-up sessions, for a total of $130.

Interested in participating?

We are currently recruiting!