Study Title: Changing Attitudes Towards Male Victims of Dating Violence
Contact information for researchers:
Caressa Slocum, B.A. Dr. Elizabeth Meadows, Ph.D.
Doctoral Student Researcher Faculty Advisor
Department of Psychology Department of Psychology
Sloan Hall 101 Sloan Hall 209
(732) 757-8855 (989) 774-6499
You are being invited to take part in a research study from the CMU Department of Psychology. The goal of this study is to understand attitudes related to dating violence. The results of this study will be used for Caressa Slocum’s Doctoral dissertation. If you have any questions about the project, please feel free to contact Caressa Slocum (firstname.lastname@example.org).
To participate, you must:
-be 18-28 years old
-be able to read and write in English
What is the purpose of this study? This study will examine attitudes towards dating violence. The purpose of this study is to better understand how individuals involved in dating violence are perceived.
What will I do in this study? If you decide to participate, you will be asked to answer short surveys about your beliefs about dating violence. You will also be asked about your experiences with dating violence and asked to fill out demographic information. You may also be asked to read a brief article and/or write a short narrative. You can complete this study on your own time using any computer with an Internet connection.
How long will it take me to do this? This is a two-part study. The first part, which you can do today, takes approximately 20-30 minutes. The second part, which you will be invited to do approximately one week later, takes about 15-30 minutes.
Are there any risks of participating in the study? When thinking or reading about conflict, you may find the subject unpleasant or upsetting. Some of the questions ask about your own dating violence history, and the pages you read may describe dating violence. If you feel uncomfortable during this survey, you may leave those questions blank or stop participating.
What are the benefits of participating in the study? There are no direct benefits to you for completing this study. However, you will have the chance to learn more about this research as well as dating violence, which may be useful or interesting. Findings from this study may help increase our knowledge in the area of dating violence.
Is there a different way for me to receive the benefits of this study? Since there are no direct benefits to you for completing this study, there is no other way to receive them. If you want to learn more about this research you may contact Caressa Slocum (email@example.com).