Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic:
Understanding Interpersonal Relationships and Mental Health
Study Description and Consent
You are being asked to participate in a student research project conducted for a research methods class at Western Illinois University. You will be asked to complete an online survey that should take less than 25 minutes. The survey will include questions about your response/reactions to the COVID-19 pandemic and how it has affected you, your interest in parenting, your relationships with others, and potential mental health consequences. If you are currently a student there will also be questions about e-learning and the transition to online classes, and if you are a parent there will also be questions about how your child(ren) have adjusted to the pandemic.
Benefits and Risks
Completing this survey may give you a better understanding of how the pandemic has affected you and those around you. In addition, you will be assisting the students as they complete their class research project, as well as other researchers who do not currently know much about the long-term implications of living through a pandemic. The risks of this study are minimal and similar to those you would encounter in typical normal, daily activities. If for any reason you feel uncomfortable with any question or part of the survey you may skip it, and you may withdraw your participation at any time.
All data will be completely anonymous. No direct identifying information will be collected. Demographic characteristics will only be used to combine responses from people who share similar characteristics.
Should you have any questions at any time about the study or this class project or you experience adverse effects as a result of participating in this study, please contact:
Dr. Colin Harbke, Faculty Sponsor, Psychology Department, Western Illinois University, CR-Harbke@wiu.edu, 309-298-1593
By clicking the “I Agree” button on this page, you affirm that you are at least 18 years of age and that you have read and understood the information provided on this page. You understand that your participation is completely voluntary and that you may cease your participation at any time without penalty.