1. Informed Consent

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Please read this consent document carefully before you decide to participate in this research study.

Purpose of the research study:

This survey is designed to learn more about video game players. If you decide to participate, you will be asked several sets of questions asking about your opinions, your video game use, and your basic background information. The survey is targeted to people who play videogames. If you are not a video game player, do not take this survey. Additionally, this survey asks questions about sexual identity and gender orientation. If you are uncomfortable with these topics, do not take this survey. It is perfectly ok to quit taking the survey at any time.

For Minors:

This survey is not open to or intended for minors. If you are under the age of 18, please do not continue.

What you will be asked to do in this study:

If you agree to take part in this research, you will complete an online survey, which will take about 20-30 minutes depending on which sections you answer. Once you finish the survey, you won't be able to come back and change your responses. However, in the event you need to leave and come back, you will be able to pick up where you left off, and you can change your answers already filled out.

You may be asked the following or similar questions during the survey:

o “How do you feel about each genre of video game?”
o “How often do you play video games?”
o “What is your opinion about age appropriate homosexual content in video games?”
o “Are you familiar with any of the homosexual content in currently available mass market video games?”

Time Required:

Approximately 20 to 30 minutes


There are no particular risks associated with taking this survey, other than those you would encounter in everyday life.


You may benefit by learning more about your own video game habits and attitudes. Even if you do not benefit personally from participation, your participation advances science by helping us understand who plays video games and why. Participants will not be compensated in any way by the research team.


Your identity will be kept confidential. You will not be asked to provide your identity in the survey, nor provide any information that would identify you.

Voluntary participation:

Your participation in this research is voluntary. You may refuse to participate, discontinue participation, or skip questions you don't wish to answer. At any time you may leave the survey by closing your browser window.

For Minors:

This survey is not open to or intended for minors. If you are under the age of 18, please do not continue.

More information:

For more information or if you have questions about this study or your rights as a participant in a research study you should contact

Contact Information:

Full Sail University
Division of Research
Shawn Stafford

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