The purpose of this study is to determine how heterosexual and homosexual individuals' attitudes toward the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community differ. Along with approximately 200 other participants, you will be completing a measure, answering questions about your experiences with the LGBTQ community, and a demographics questionnaire. This research will take aproximitly 30 minutes to complete. Participation in this research could lead to some benefits; you might learn something about yourself, as well as a new fact about someone else's identity. Likewise, participation in this research could lead to some minor risks, such as minor mental distress. A list of mental health providers is provided:
Shepherd University Counseling Services: 1-304-876-5276
Shepherd University Health Center: 1-304-876-5161
24 HourCrisis Line: EastRidge Health Center: 1-304-263-8954
The Trevor Project (For LGBTQ Youth): 1-866-488-7386
ULifeline (For College Students): http://www.ulifeline.org/
Please read the following information before beginning the survey.
I agree to participate in the observational research conducted by Ashley Fischer. I understand that the Shepherd University Institutional Review Board has reviewed the proposed research and that to the best of their ability they have determined that the observations involve no invasion of my rights of privacy, nor do they incorporate any procedure or requirements, which may be found morally or ethically objectionable. If however, at any time I wish to terminate my participation in this study I have the right to do so without penalty.
I understand that my anonyminity will be maintained in analysis and reporting. All data will remain anonymous, and no person identifiable data will be collected. Only Ashley Fischer will have access to the data from this study.
I understand in signing this consent form, I give Ashley Fischer permission to present this work, both in written and oral form, without further permission from me. If you have any questions about this study, feel free to ask them anytime throughout the study by contacting Ashley Fischer, Dr. Anne Murtagh, or Dr. Larry Z. Daily.
Dr. Anne Murtagh
Participant Pool Coordinator
Department of Psychology
Dr. Larry z. Daily
Chair, Shepherd IRB
ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING YOUR RIGHTS AS A RESEARCH PARTICIPANT MAY BE ADDRESSED TO THE SHEPHERD UNIVERSITY INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD (304.876.5297). ALL RESEARCH PROJECTS THAT ARE CARRIED OUT BY INVESTIGATORS AT SHEPHERD UNIVERSITY ARE GOVERNED BY THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.
Please Note: If you are under the age of 18, please do not participate in this study.