Subordinate Study

INFORMED CONSENT FOR PARTICIPATION IN RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
I. PURPOSE OF THIS RESEARCH STUDY: I have been asked to participate in this research study because I am an hourly employee whose supervisor is also participating in this study. The purpose of this study is to identify levels of Trait Emotional Intelligence, levels of the four factors of Trait Emotional Intelligence in foodservice supervisors and managers and the influence this has on the levels of organizational citizenship behavior of my subordinate employees. My participation in this study is expected to last less than 15 minutes. The study itself is expected to be completed within six months.

II. WHAT WILL BE DONE/PROCEDURES: This study will involve my completing the Organizational Citizenship Behavior - Checklist (OCB-C) which is comprised of 20 questions with a numeric scale of 1 – 5. Additionally, I will be asked to complete a 10 question demographic survey. This survey is expected to take less than 5 minutes to complete. The total study is expected to be completed in six months. Participation is voluntary, and unpaid.

III. POSSIBLE BENEFITS I have been informed that my participation in this research will not benefit me directly, but will serve as a basis upon which further study of the subject can be undertaken. Those who choose to participate, will be given access to the results of the survey before it is published, showing overall results of the survey.

IV. POSSIBLE RISKS AND DISCOMFORTS: I have been informed that the risks and discomforts of this study are negligible and are likely to be restricted to test anxiety and unease in sharing personal information.

V. CONFIDENTIALITY OF RECORDS: Any information learned from this study in which I might be identified will remain confidential and will be disclosed only with my permission, to the extent allowed by law. All records will be stored in a locked file cabinet in a locked room. Only the investigator and members of the research team will have access to these records. If information learned from this study is published, I will not be identified by name. By signing this form, however, I allow the research study investigator to make my records available to the Sullivan University Graduate School of Business Institutional Review Board (IRB) Office and regulatory agencies as required by law.

VI. OFFER TO ANSWER QUESTIONS AND RESEARCH INJURY NOTIFICATION: The principal investigator, Mr. Thomas J Smith, responsible for this research study, has offered to and has answered any and all questions regarding my participation in this research study. If I have any further questions I can contact Mr. Thomas J Smith at (502) 526-6585, Email: tjsmith@sullivan.edu.

VII. VOLUNTARY PARTICIPATION WITH RIGHT OF REFUSAL: I have been informed that my participation in this study is completely voluntary. I am free to withdraw my consent for participation in the study at any time

VIII. IRB REVIEW AND IMPARTIAL THIRD PARTY: This study has been reviewed and approved by the Sullivan University Graduate School of Business Institutional Review Board (IRB). A representative of that Board, from the IRB Office, is available to discuss the review process or my rights as a research subject. The telephone number of the IRB Office is (502) 413-8529.

IX. SIGNATURE FOR CONSENT: By continuing to the survey, you imply your agreement with the terms of this advised consent form.

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