Thank you for participating in this survey. The study which you will be taking consists of a questionnaire. The questionnaire is concerned with your views on your levels of life satisfaction along with current daily habits and your views of current social issues. If you do not feel like responding to any question please leave that question blank.
The questionnaire takes approximately fifteen minutes.
Your responses will be kept totally confidential. Your questionnaire will be given a random identification number. There will be no request for personal information (such as name, social security number, etc.) which would enable anyone to trace your responses back to you. The data will be stored on a secured server at Indiana University Southeast. At the end of the study all the data will be destroyed.
If you have questions at any time about the study or the procedures, you may contact the researcher, Richard Jenks, at Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, In. 47150, phone number: 812-941-2294.
If you feel you have not been treated according to the descriptions in this form, or your rights as a participant in research have not been honored during the course of this project, you may contact the Indiana University Southeast Institutional Review Board for the Protections of Human Subjects in Research, c/o Academic affairs, UC-152, 4201 Grant Line Rd., New Albany, In. 47150, 812-941-2210.
Your participation in this study is voluntary, you may refuse to participate without penalty. If you withdraw from the study before data collection data is completed your data will be returned to you or destroyed. In the case of this study, since there are no identifiers which appear with the questionnaire, then once your participation is complete your information will not be identifiable to return or destroy.
IRB approved; Approval date: 03/13/2008; Expires: 03/12/2009