Participant Information Sheet

Project Title: How’s Work? A Study of Experiences and Interactions in the Workplace.

Chief Investigator: Lara Lambkin (4th year Honours student)
Supervisor: Dr Rabiul Islam
02 6338 4567
School of Psychology
Charles Sturt University

What is this research about?

Hello, my name is Lara Lambkin and I am a student in the Psychology Honours program at Charles Sturt University. As part of my final year I am conducting a research project and I would appreciate it if you would consider completing a survey about your experiences in the workplace. There are no right or wrong answers, you will be asked to select the response that best applies to you. It should take approximately 20 to 30 minutes to complete the questionnaire. The study seeks to examine personal characteristics and their association with workplace experiences and interactions. It is hoped that the research may benefit others by allowing a greater understanding of negative behaviours at work and how their effects might be minimised. If you have experienced traumatic interactions in the workplace in the past, please carefully consider your participation in this research.

Who can participate in this study?

Anyone who meets the following criteria is invited to complete the survey.
• Male or Female over the age of 18 years
• Currently (or within the last six months) employed in a paid or voluntary capacity in a workplace with at least one other employee
• Working full-time or part-time for at least six months at the same workplace.

This survey involves answering questions about your experiences and personal interactions at work, including negative experiences. Even though the questions are meant to be general and non-invasive, you should consider participation only if you feel comfortable enough to answer questions related to the topic.
You will be asked to provide your age, gender, ethnicity, years in the workplace and industry type. Participation in this project is completely voluntary and anonymous. Please do not provide your name, address or any other identifying information. Also, please remember that if you wish to withdraw from the project once you have started, you are free to do so at any time without providing a reason by simply closing the browser. However, it won't be possible to withdraw your data from this project after you complete the survey due to the anonymous nature of the study. This means that as we do not collect any identifiable information from you (e.g. name), we won't be able to identify your data after you complete the survey.

Are there any risks?

It is not anticipated that participation in this study will cause you any discomfort or distress. However, if you feel distressed as a result of your participation in this study, please remember that you are free to withdraw from the study by closing the browser window. You may also wish to consider seeking support from your local GP or Lifeline on 13 11 14.

What happens to the information provided?

The survey data will be aggregated and analysed for my honours dissertation. It may also be used as the basis of a publication in a peer-reviewed journal. If you have any questions or concerns about the study, or your rights as a participant, please feel free to contact me by email at

NOTE: Charles Sturt University’s Faculty of Arts Ethics Committee has approved this project. If you have any complaints or reservations about the ethical conduct of this project, you may contact the Committee through the Executive Officer:

The Executive Officer
Faculty of Arts Ethics Committee
Charles Sturt University
Boorooma Street
Wagga Wagga NSW 2678
Tel: (02) 6933 2861

Any issues you raise will be treated in confidence and investigated fully and you will be informed of the outcome.

If you decide to participate:
Your decision to complete and submit the questionnaire is taken as consent that you have understood the above information and have freely chosen to participate.

To take part in this survey, please click “NEXT” at the bottom of this page. If you decide not to participate, please close the browser window.
Thank you for taking the time to consider your participation in this study.