Mate Preferences

 
Informed Consent to Participate in Research

You are being asked to participate in the research project described below. Your participation in this study is entirely voluntary and you may refuse to participate, or you may decide to stop your participation at any time. Should you refuse to participate in the study or should you withdraw your consent and stop participation in the study, your decision will involve no penalty or loss of benefits to which you may be otherwise entitled. You are being asked to read the information below carefully, and ask questions about anything you don’t understand before deciding whether or not to participate.

Title: Long-term Relationship Preferences

Principal Investigator(s): Sandra Barrera, barrerasandy@yahoo.com; Jessica Carville, Jessica.carville@gmail.com; Renee Cushman, cushmanr7062@uhcl.edu; Sydney O’Connor esseaoh@hotmail.com

PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
The purpose of this research is to examine men’s ideas about preferred socioeconomic status in a mate.

PROCEDURES
The research procedures are as follows:

First, you will finish a demographic questionnaire (paper and pencil).
Second, you will finish questionnaire on relationship preferences.

EXPECTED DURATION
The total anticipated time commitment will be approximately 5-10 minutes.

RISKS OF PARTICIPATION
There are no anticipated risks associated with participation in this project.

BENEFITS TO THE SUBJECT
There is no direct benefit received from your participation in this study, but your participation will help the investigator(s) better understand men’s relationship preferences.

CONFIDENTIALITY OF RECORDS
Every effort will be made to maintain the confidentiality of your study records. The data collected from the study will be used for educational and publication purposes; however, you will not be identified by name. For federal audit purposes, the participant’s documentation for this research project will be maintained and safeguarded by the Dr. Xiaodong Ma for a minimum of three years after completion of the study. After that time, the participant’s documentation may be destroyed.
FINANCIAL COMPENSATION
There is a no compensation to be offered for participation in the study.
INVESTIGATOR’S RIGHT TO WITHDRAW PARTICIPANT
The investigator has the right to withdraw you from this study at any time.
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR QUESTIONS OR PROBLEMS
The investigator has offered to answer all your questions. If you have additional questions during the course of this study about the research or any related problem, you may contact the Principal Investigators, Sandra Barrera barrerasandy@yahoo.com, Jessica Carville Jessica.carville@gmail.com, Renee Cushman cushmanr7062@uhcl.edu, or Sydney O’Connor esseaoh@hotmail.com.
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