INFORMED CONSENT HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY CONSENT TO ACT AS A RESEARCH SUBJECT
The following survey will take place online from October, 2011 until November, 2011 and will take approximately 25 to 35 minutes to complete. I will be asked to answer questions about my self-esteem, stress, how I deal with stressful events and to answer questions about my sexual behavior and internet use. There is a risk that by answering these questions I might experience some distressing feelings (for example, shame, embarrassment, sadness) and or thoughts (for example, relive past or current stressful experiences).
If I experience any discomfort due to the nature of the questions in the survey and would like assistance I can refer to the following national hotline numbers which are toll-free and available 24 hours a day 7 days a week 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433) or 1-800-273-TALK (8255). I can also refer to the following information on available resources for assistance with any questions I might have about sexual/reproductive health: http://sfsi.org/wiki/Main_Page
This research is being conducted in order to obtain more information on how females cope with stress and the effects stress has on their self-esteem, sexual behavior and internet use. Although there are no direct benefits to me, the answers I provide might produce valuable information about the way women deal with stress and how it affects self-esteem, sexual behavior and internet use.
The surveymonkey.com account to which the responses will be saved will remain active five years after the study has ended. This account is password protected and can only be accessed by the main researcher, Anabel Patino and the supervising faculty member Dr. Gregg Gold.
If I have any questions regarding the survey and/or my participation I can contact Anabel Patino at (530) 530-329-4189 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The faculty advisor is also available, Dr. Gregg Gold at (707) 826-3740 or email@example.com.