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You are invited to participate in a study investigating various factors that predict attitudes towards women’s lingerie. Some questions will ask you about your attitudes towards gender equality, your commitment to religion, your sociosexual orientation and your attitudes towards women’s lingerie. Other questions will ask about the frequency that you engage with Facebook and/or Twitter and how frequently you pray.

What is the purpose of the study?

This study aims to enrich our knowledge of religiosity, gender roles, social media use and sociosexual orientation and how they influence attitudes towards women’s lingerie.

Why have I been invited to participate?

To be eligible to participate in this study, you must be Muslim.

Do I have to take part?

Participation in this study is completely voluntary. You are free to withdraw from the study at any time.

What will happen to me if I take part?

There are no negative consequences to taking part in this study. In fact, you may learn something interesting about your commitment to religion and your attitudes. Some of the questions will ask about your commitment to Islam and how frequently you pray. Please be aware that some of the questions ask about your past and present sexual behaviour; your responses are entirely anonymous and confidential. Also please be aware that you will be asked to view images of women’s lingerie and rate them on how much you like them.

What do I have to do?

You will be asked to complete a number of questionnaires assessing aspects of your religiosity, sociosexual orientation, social media use, gender roles and attitudes towards women’s lingerie. It should take about 15 minutes to complete this survey.

What are the possible disadvantages and risks of taking part?

There are no disadvantages or risks of taking part in this study.

What if something goes wrong?

You may discontinue your participation in this study at any time. If you have any concerns about this study, you may contact the Principal Investigator, Victoria Alexander (ht13vla@my.brunel.ac.uk), or a co-chair of the Brunel Psychology Research Ethics Committee (Dr Achim Schuetzwohl: achim.schuetzwohl@brunel.ac.uk; Dr Bridget Dibb: bridget.dibb@brunel.ac.uk).

Will my taking part in this study be kept confidential?

Yes. We will not be asking for any identifying information.

What will happen to the results of the research study?

We hope to publish the results in a peer-reviewed psychology journal.

Who has reviewed the study?

It has been reviewed and approved by the Brunel Psychology Research Ethics Committee.

Contact for further information

Principal Investigator: Victoria Alexander Brunel Psychology Ethics Committee: Dr Achim Schuetzwohl (achim.schuetzwohl@brunel.ac.uk), Dr Bridget Dibb (bridget.dibb@brunel.ac.uk)

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