Reconstruct your day through self-monitoring data

Do you want to know how you spend your time in school?


College-life presents a plethora of possibilities for new social experiences, activities, and other prospects, it can be difficult for college-aged young adults to decide how to spend their time in an efficient, healthy, and personally beneficial fashion. With so many experiences, opportunities, and possibilities vying for the college student's time, learning to manage time for optimum individual benefit is of the utmost importance. 

We are interested in researching how to foster healthy behaviors in college students through self-monitoring data collection and reflection. Participation in the study lasts one week, and entails interacting with a study website, answering a daily survey (approximately 10 minutes per day), installing apps on your smartphone and your laptop. After one week of participation, attending a follow-up interview with the study team. The interview study will be audio recorded. This study is approved by the Penn State IRB (STUDY00006062). Participants will receive $15.00 upon completion of the study.

If you are interested, please feel free to contact me (!

Penn State IRB Approval Number: 

Participant Inclusion Criteria

Gender criteria: 
No Gender Requirements
Starting Age in Years: 
Ending Age in Years: 
Additional Inclusion Criteria: 

1. Full-time undergraduate students

2. Own a smartphone with internet, and data capabilities

3. Own a laptop

4. Willing to install apps

Exclusion Criteria: 

1. Not undergraduate students.

2. Individuals under 18 or over 24.

Will compensation be provided?: 
Compensation amount:: 
$ 15.00 cash

Study Dates, Times and Location

Location of Study: 
IST building
By Appointment?: 
Approx Study Length: 
Study Length Details: 
Approximately 10 minutes per day, for 1 week

Contact Information

Contact Name: 
Haining Zhu
Contact Email:
Contact Phone Number: