The Influence of Adjustment, Mental Health, Motivation on Learning Strategies: A Spotlight on Graduate Students During COVID-19 Global Pandemic

Published: 27 June 2024| Version 2 | DOI: 10.17632/jzzcsrfdwt.2
Jianwei Dong


An anonymous Qualtrics survey was administered, which included a demographic questionnaire, College Adjustment Test (CAT), Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Scale (DASS-21), and selected subscales from the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (MSLQ). A total of 301 graduate students at a large southeastern university in the United States completed the survey. Data were analyzed using the Structural Equation Model.


Steps to reproduce

Using SPSS to analyze demographic, calculate key variables' mean score (Positive affect, Negative affect, Homesickness, Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Intrinsic motivation, Extrinsic motivation, Self-efficacy, Critical thinking, Peer discussion, Self-regulation, Effort regulation, and Time and environment management. Calculate the Cronbach's alpha. The model was examined using Mplus. This dataset can also be transferred to many other formats, such as .txt, .csv using "Export as" procedure.


Auburn University


Educational Psychology, Mental Health, Motivation, Graduate Student