Thank you for volunteering to participate in this study.
This study is looking at how various predictors e.g. drinking behaviours, drinking motives, drinking expectancies and personality type can effect an individual’s depiction of alcohol consumption online via the social networking site Facebook. The first questionnaire will collect information on your behaviours on your Facebook account. The second questionnaire will collect information on your drinking behaviours using a time-line follow back. The 3rd and 4th questionnaires will collect information on your own drinking motives and expectancies. The final 2 questionnaires will collect information relating to your own personality traits.
The content of these questionnaires are not designed to cause upset or harm to anyone participating but if you do feel affected by anything within this study there will be a link to the student counselling services at the end of this study. By completeing these questionnaires you may also learn about your own drinkinh behaviour. If you have any problem with how this study is being carried out then please do not hesitate to contact the researcher in charge of the experiment at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participation is voluntary and if you do not wish to participate please do not proceed any further. You are also free to stop participating at any time during the study without giving a reason to the experimenter. Any data collected will be stored anonymously.