Date of Award

Spring 2023

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Educational Studies

First Advisor

Daniel Douglas


This study examined how Trinity Students’ time use affects their mental health. I collected the data through Qualtrics online survey software. The survey was initially distributed on February 7th, 2023, to 300 Trinity students via email, with follow-up reminders sent on February 15th and February 22nd. From this initial distribution, I received responses from 54 participants. I then distributed the survey to my classmates, gathering an additional 54 responses. Through this study, I argue that there is relationship between student time use and mental health by specifically that there is a positive relationship between time spend working on campus, volunteering, and caring for dependents, and higher level of anxiety. That survives control for other important factors that students' mental health, gender, and class year. These findings contribute to the understanding of factors that influence student mental health and help student adjust their time use. These findings could help in policy maker or counselor developing intervention strategies.


Senior thesis completed at Trinity College, Hartford CT for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies.