You are being invited to participate in a research project being conducted by Mary Short, PhD, clinical psychology faculty at the University of Houston – Clear Lake. Participation in this study is entirely voluntary and you may refuse to participate or decide to stop your participation at any time. Should you refuse to participate in the study, withdraw your consent, and/or stop participation in the study, your decision will not negatively affect your relationship with the university. If you chose to participate, you will be one of approximately 500 people who will participate in this survey.
Title: Bedtime Behaviors in Children
Principal Investigators: Mary Short, PhD
Student Investigators: Jared Broussard, Benjamin Benoit
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
The current study seeks to further examine children bedtime behaviors, especially related to night time routines and sleep routines.
You will be asked to fill out a questionnaire online including information regarding demographic history, sexual history, you and your children’s sleep behaviors, any sleep problems you or your children may experience, quality of sleep, and other bedtime routines. Some of the questions will be personal and sensitive. For example, you will be asked how often you have sex.
The total anticipated time commitment is approximately thirty minutes.
RISKS OF PARTICIPATION
There are no anticipated risks associated with participation in this project. However, you may feel uncomfortable with the sensitive nature of the questions. Should you decide you are uncomfortable with answering the questions during the study, you can stop your participation at any time, by simply closing the browser window.
BENEFITS TO THE SUBJECT
You will not receive any direct benefit from your participation, unless you win a cash prize. Your participation will also help the investigators understand issues related to bedtime behaviors and sleep issues.