The Sauder School of Business conducted a 2016 research study on the Challenge and determined it significantly increases:

Vigor: Increases the energy people bring to their lives which is associated with engagement, resilience, endurance, and performance

Psychological Capital: Contributes to positive attitudes and performance

Willingness to go 'Above and Beyond': People are more inclined to help others

Emotional Regulation: People stay calm and focused when stress gets high.

Well Being: Improves satisfaction and performance

Humility: People more accurately understand how they can improve their own performance and seek out opportunites to do so

Authenticity: Improves interpersonal relationships, pro-social behavior and leadership


Research Video

Hear what lead researcher Dr. Daniel Skarlicki from The University of British Columbia has to say about the Challenge research study and his findings.