Being Well, Being Me: Attaining eudaimonic well-being through multiple social identity inclusion (IRB# NCR213579)

Principal Investigator: Shaista E Khilji, PhD
Sponsor: George Washington University
You are invited to take part in a research study conducted by Dr. Shaista Khilji and Rachael Flores at George Washington University. You are being asked if you want to take part in this study because you work as an engineer in the United States. Please read this form and ask us any questions that will help you decide if you want to be in the study. Taking part is completely voluntary and even if you decide you want to, you can quit at any time.

Your name and the name, email address, or of your employer will not be asked during this study, so your employment status will not be affected in any way should you choose to take part or to withdraw at any time.

You must be at least 18 years old to take part in this study.

You are 1 of at least 1000 people taking part in this study of participants drawn nationally from the population of engineers working in the United States. There are no direct services or benefits from this study.

The purpose of this study is to look at how people feel their identities are included among those they work with and how that inclusion leads to their level of well-being at work.

The total amount of time you will spend in this study is 15 – 20 minutes to be completed in one sitting. The survey has four sections. All participants will answer questions through this online survey platform.

The study has the following risks:

You may feel some emotional discomfort answering the survey questions. You are free to stop taking the survey at any point.

There is a small chance that someone not on our research team could find out that you took part in the study or somehow connect you with the information we collect about you, however the following steps are being taken to reduce the risk:
  • your name will not be collected as part of this study;
  • your email address or other contact information may have been collected for recruitment purposes but will never be linked to your survey responses;
  • your title, role, or work history will not be collected as part of this study;
  • your employer will not be collected as part of this study;
  • collected data will be stored in a separate secured location accessed only by the research team.

The records of this study will be kept private. In any published articles or presentations, we will not include any information that will make it possible to identify you as a subject. Data from this study may be used for future research by the researcher. Records for the study may be reviewed by George Washington University and by departments of the University responsible for overseeing research safety and compliance.

Taking part in this research will not help you directly, however the benefit to society will be helping to understand how people can get higher levels of well-being at work by being included for who they are.

Talk to the research team if you have questions, concerns, complaints or think you have been harmed. You can contact the Principal Investigator listed on the top of this form at or the researcher, Rachael Flores, at or (202) 709-4931. For questions regarding your rights as a participant in human research call the GWU Office of Human Research at 202-994-2715.

An overview of the study can be found HERE

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