The AllWell? questionnaire on study wellbeing
The AllWell? questionnaire is conducted in the spring among second-year bachelor’s degree students and first-year master’s degree students. Its purpose is to collect information on students’ ability to study, motivation, teaching and peer support. The conceptual model behind the questionnaire is the study ability model (Kunttu 2005), which divides study ability into the student's own resources, study skills and motivation, teaching, and study environment.
The AllWell? questionnaire on study wellbeing is based on the HowULearn questionnaire, developed at the University of Helsinki (see Parpala & Lindblom-Ylänne, 2012), and supplemented by Aalto with questions evaluating the students' own resources. Statistical summaries based on the responses will be compiled for Aalto University. Individual students cannot be identified from the summaries.
The steps of the AllWell? process from a teaching development point-of-view:
- Data is collected by the AllWell? questionnaire
- The data is analysed
- The analysed data is sent to programme directors
- The results are discussed among the faculty and students of the programme
- Evidence-based pedagogy and collaborative practices are developed based on the programme-level results and on other student feedback
- Programme and school-level changes are designed, planned, implemented and communicated to students
After replying, students get personal feedback on their strengths as well as tips for personal development in study skills and study wellbeing in the following areas:
- how to handle stress in a better way
- how to improve study skills
- how to stop procrastinating with difficult issues
- how feelings affect study performance
Programmes will also get feedback that shows how their students have replied, on average, to the different scales measuring study ability. Programme-level feedback gives tips on how teaching can support the different areas of study ability.
AllWell? questionnaire and data privacy notice
The Starting Point of Wellbeing offers students easy access to counselling and advice on matters of well-being and study ability. The services available to you include drop-in (no reservation) advising/counselling sessions, peer support groups, and online materials. You can also make an appointment to receive individual counselling.
The annually conducted AllWell? questionnaire gives us research-based data for planning pedagogical development. A summary of AllWell? results are distributed to Aalto programme directors and school management.
Aalto’s study and career counselling psychologists offer online and on-campus individual counselling to Aalto students. You can drop in at the Starting Point of Wellbeing for individual counselling without an appointment.