Dear colleague,

You are invited to participate in a brief survey intended to help us better understand supervision processes. Although it might seem long when you first see the questions, in pilot tests we have found that virtually everyone finishes within 20 minutes.

We are interested in your perceptions of (a) your supervisor's style and (b) the supervision you are receiving from that supervisor. We also are curious how some aspects of your personal stance about relationships with other people may affect a, b, or the relationship between a and b. A unique aspect of this study is its international/intercultural focus. That is, I am working with Professor Young Seok Seo of Yonsei University and with Yonsei counseling psychology students to obtain the same data from Korean supervisees as well

Data are being collected anonymously and so there would be no way to identify you in any reports of the study's findings.

If you have received this invitation you will have the opportunity to win a Kindle Fire, as explained below. And, of course, we will be happy to send to results of the study to all who request it.

This study has been approved by the University of Redlands IRB. The section that immediately follows provides the required informed consent information. Please read it. Your clicking to continue will constitute your consent.

Thank you for considering this request.

Rodney Goodyear, PhD
. Professor of Education, University of Redlands
. Emeritus Professor of Education (Counseling Psychology), University of Southern California

You are invited to participate in a research study conducted by Professor Rodney Goodyear, because you are or recently have been a supervisee. Your participation is voluntary. You should read the information below before deciding whether to participate.

We are interested in learning about supervisees' perceptions of their supervisor's style and its relationship to various aspects of the supervisory relationship and satisfaction with supervision.

We also are obtaining the same information from Korean supervisees. We wonder whether supervision style and supervisees' response to it may differ as a function of culture. This will be the first study to examine this question.

We hope to obtain data from approximately 200 supervisees in each country.

If you volunteer to participate in this study, you will be asked to provide some demographic information about yourself, as well as some information about your preferred stance with respect to others. You also will be asked to provide your perceptions of the supervisor's style as well as your perceptions of the relationship, about what you are willing to disclose in that relationship, and your satisfaction with supervision.

Your participation presents no anticipated risks. You will receive no compensation for participating. We hope, however, that our results will benefit the field by providing understanding of supervisory style and some cultural variables that may affect it.

There will be a drawing for a Kindle Fire which you will have an opportunity to win. You need not be a participant in the study to be eligible: Whether you choose to participate or not, simply send an email to and you will be entered in the drawing.

Your responses will be anonymous. When the research results are published or discussed in conferences, no information will be presented that would permit inferences about the specific identity of any individual participant.

The data will be stored digitally in a file to which each member of the research team will have access.

Your participation is voluntary. Your refusal to participate will involve no penalty or loss of benefits to which you are otherwise entitled. You may withdraw your consent at any time and discontinue participation without penalty.

If you have any questions or concerns about the research, please feel free to contact Professor Rodney Goodyear, either by phone (909.748.8800) or email (

If you have questions, concerns, or complaints about your rights as a research participant you may contact the University of Redlands IRB directly through its Chair, Professor Catherine Salmon ( The IRB number assigned to this study is 2012-29- Redlands.

I have read and understood the information above. My clicking on the link below to continue indicates my consent to participate