The Big Mental Health of Circus Artists Survey

Welcome circus artists!

Update (14 February 2020): The Big Mental Health of Circus Artists Survey has now been closed. We are currently analyzing the findings, we hope to share them with you at the end of 2020. For notifications about this, follow ‘circuspsychology’ on instagram. 

Research in sport and dance has provided insight into the mental health of recreational and professional athletes and dancers. However, we still know very little about the mental health of circus artists. I would like to change this, and have designed a scientific research study to gain more insight into the mental health and psychological well-being of circus artists. To successfully conduct this study,  I need your help.

I would like to invite circus artists who are 18 years of age or older, and who engage in circus for at least 1 hour per week to complete the ‘Big Mental Health of Circus Artists Survey’. Circus artists of all levels (amateurs to professionals), from any circus discipline are welcome to complete the survey. In the survey, you will be asked questions about your circus background, your circus discipline, and a range of validated indicators of mental health and psychological well-being. Completing the survey will take about 10 to 15 minutes of your time.  

The findings of this research project will be published in a scientific journal article, and on this website. The research findings are expected to be published at the end of 2020.

Thank you for your continued support of my circus psychology research,

Dr. Fleur van Rens

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