Does going to university in a different country affect your mental health? A Japanese international university surveyed its students in 2018 and published a study the following year that was approved by several ethical and regulatory boards.
The study found that international students have a higher risk of mental health difficulties than the general population, and that social connectedness (belonging to a social group) and acculturative stress (stress associated with joining a new culture) are predictive of depression.
students data using PostgreSQL to find out if you would come to a similar conclusion for international students and see if the length of stay is a contributing factor.
Here is a data description of the columns you may find helpful.
|Types of students (international or domestic)|
|Japanese language proficiency|
|English language proficiency|
|Current academic level (undergraduate or graduate)|
|Current age of student|
|Current length of stay in years|
|Total score of depression (PHQ-9 test)|
|Total score of social connectedness (SCS test)|
|Total score of acculturative stress (ASISS test)|
-- Run this code to save the CSV file as students SELECT * FROM 'students.csv';
SELECT stay, ROUND(AVG(todep), 2) AS average_phq, ROUND(AVG(tosc), 2) AS average_scs, ROUND(AVG(toas), 2) AS average_as FROM students WHERE inter_dom = 'Inter' GROUP BY stay ORDER BY stay DESC;