Welcome - Survey Introduction

This survey is being conducted as part of a study on workplace wellness. Your answers to the questions on this survey are very important, and will provide valuable information about factors affecting a positive and healthy work environment for employees.

The section below is the preamble to the research study. It explains that your participation is voluntary, and that no individual responses will be identified in any way. Clicking on the next button at the bottom of this page indicates you agree to take part in this research study.

You are being invited to participate in a research study by answering the attached survey about your perceptions of workplace wellness. There are no known risks for your participation in this research study. The information collected may not benefit you directly. The information learned in this study may be helpful to others. The information you provide will contribute to the research knowledge about how leadership, climate and behavior interact in workplace wellness programs. Your completed survey will be stored at Survey Monkey and then downloaded using a secure Internet connection to a password-protected computer. The survey will take approximately 15-20 minutes time to complete.

Individuals from the Department of Leadership, Foundations & Human Resource Education, the Institutional Review Board (IRB), the Human Subjects Protection Program Office (HSPPO), and other regulatory agencies may inspect these records. In all other respects, however, the data will be held in confidence to the extent permitted by law. Should the data be published, your identity will not be disclosed.

Taking part in this study is voluntary. By completing this survey you agree to take part in this research study. You do not have to answer any questions that you do not wish to answer. You may choose not to take part at all. If you decide to be in this study you may stop taking part at any time. If you decide not to be in this study or if you stop taking part at any time, you will not lose any benefits for which you may qualify.

If you have any questions, concerns, or complaints about the research study, please contact: Ann Herd, Ph.D., SPHR at (502) 417-6252.

If you have any questions about your rights as a research subject, you may call the Human Subjects Protection Program Office at (502) 852-5188. You can discuss any questions about your rights as a research subject, in private, with a member of the Institutional Review Board (IRB). You may also call this number if you have other questions about the research, and you cannot reach the research staff, or want to talk to someone else. The IRB is an independent committee made up of people from the University community, staff of the institutions, as well as people from the community not connected with these institutions. The IRB has reviewed this research study.

If you have concerns or complaints about the research or research staff and you do not wish to give your name, you may call 1-877-852-1167. This is a 24 hour hot line answered by people who do not work at the University of Louisville.

Thank you for completing the following survey!


Jennifer W. Hoert, M.Ed., PHR

Ann Herd, Ph.D., SPHR
Principal Investigator

Rod Githens, Ph.D.
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