1. Performance Feedback Study

Study Title: Performance Feedback II

Research Investigators:
Dr. Ronald Beaulieu, Department of Management
Central Michigan University
Stephanie Hawkins, Psychology Department
Central Michigan University

Contact Information for researcher:
(989) 774-3409 beaul1r@cmich.edu

This study has been approved by the Central Michigan University Institutional Review Board.

Introductory Statement:

We are looking for employed individuals to participate in a study which investigates issues surrounding the process of seeking feedback about one's performance. You will be asked to think about your current employment situation, relative to your thoughts regarding seeking feedback, and respond to a series of items which address that feedback seeking. If you have any questions regarding your (potential) participation, Ronald Beaulieu can be reached at (989) 774-3409.

What is the purpose of this study?

This study is attempting to gain further insight into the decision making process one goes through when deciding to seek performance feedback.

What will I do in this study?

You will be asked to consider your current employment, and then respond to 17 items which address issues related to the process of seeking performance feedback. You will also be asked to respond to a small number of demographic items.

How long will it take me to do this?

Your participation should take approximately 5 minutes.

Are there any risks of participating in the study?

There are NO anticipated risks, and NO known potential for injury associated with your participation.

What are the benefits of participating in the study?

There are no real benefits associated with your participation other than the potential for increased insights about survey research and the process of seeking performance feedback.

Will anyone know what I do or say in this study (Confidentiality)?

No. All of your responding will be completely ANONYMOUS.

Will I receive any compensation for participation?

No. You will receive no compensation.

Is there a different way for me to recieve this compensation or the benefits of this study?

No. There is no compensation.

Who can I contact for information about this study?

If you have any questions about the nature of the study, please call Dr. Ronald Beaulieu at (989) 774-3409. If you have any questions about the rights of subjects participating in research studies, or if you have experienced an injury or some other damage as a function of your participation in this particular study, please contact the Institutional Review Board, at Central Michigan University, by calling (989) 774-6777.

You are free to refuse to participate in this research project or to withdraw your consent and discontinue participation in the project at any time without penalty or loss of benefits to which you are otherwise entitled. Your participation will not affect your relationship with the institution(s) involved in this research project.

If you are not satisfied with the manner in which this study is being conducted, you may report (anonymously if you so choose) any complaints to the Institutional Review Board by calling (989) 774-6777, or addressing a letter to the Institutional Review Board, 251 Foust Hall, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859.

Question Title

* 1. By selecting "yes" you are stating that you have read the previous information on this page, that you are at least 18 years of age, and that you are agreeing to participate in this study. If you do not feel sufficiently informed about the study, or are under the age of 18, or do not want to participate in this study, please exit the survey.