Survey Introduction

Welcome to our survey

This project seeks to explore bullying and related behaviours in volunteer settings. You will be asked a series of questions about your experience and understanding of these behaviours in the volunteering context. The results will be used to increase understanding and awareness of these interpersonal behaviours. .

We emphasise that the questions in this survey relate to  volunteering situations.

If you need help in relation to any of the issues raised here we ask that you contact a counselling service, a social worker, doctor, community elder or trusted family member.

To help protect your confidentiality, the surveys will not contain information that will personally identify you. We also ask that you not identify any organisation by name. The results of this study will be used for scholarly purposes only. Any publication arising from this data will not identify persons or organisations by name. The data of this survey may be retained for potential use in comparative studies at some point in the future.

Your participation in this research study is voluntary. If you decide to participate in this survey,  you can stop at any time. However, once you have completed and submitted your responses you may be unable to retrieve them.

Completion and submission of the questionnaire implies consent. You have the right to decline to answer any particular question.  Our pilot testing indicates this takes about 20 minutes or so to complete. 

This study has been approved by the Murdoch University Human Research Ethics Committee (Approval 2017/024). If you have any reservation or complaint about the ethical conduct of this research, and wish to talk with an independent person, you may contact Murdoch University’s Research Ethics Office (Tel. 08 9360 6677 (for overseas studies, +61 8 9360 6677) or e-mail Any issues you raise will be treated in confidence and investigated fully, and you will be informed of the outcome.

PARTICIPANT CONSENT: please select your choice below.

Clicking on the “next” button below indicates that:

· You have read the above information

· You voluntarily agree to participate

· You are at least 18 years of age