Informed Consent Form for Participation

Investigation of the Relationship Between Religious Beliefs and Personality Characteristics

This is to certify that I, the undersigned, agree to participate in research as part of an authorized research program under the supervision of Dr. Ron Wright and conducted by Aeriel Alcera, Erin Hopkins, Taylor Jester, Johanna Lange, Angela Mullins, Kaitlyn White, and Reba Yohannan. The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between religious beliefs and various personality characteristics. I understand that I will answer a variety of questions toward this goal, including describing my feelings and opinions and providing demographic information.

This study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board of Southern Nazarene University. If I have any questions about this study, I may contact the researcher by email Dr. Ron Wright, rwright@mail.snu.edu, If I have any questions about my rights as a research participant, I may contact the Chair of the SNU Institutional Review Board by phone (at 405.789.6400).

• For this study, I will complete a variety of questionnaires that will be presented online, which should take approximately thirty to forty-five minutes.

• I understand that there is minimal risk associated with my participation in this study. That is, I understand that I will be answering questions about items that may be personal in nature. Some of these items may make some participants slightly uncomfortable. However, I also understand that participants in this study may gain insight into their own psychological state by answering the items. In addition, they will be exposed to the research process by participating in the study (which is a benefit to the participants as well as the researchers in this study). I understand that I have the right to refuse to answer any question.

• This study is voluntary – I do not have to participate if I choose not to, and I may withdraw from the study at any time without penalty. I understand that I may refuse to answer any question at any time without penalty.

• I understand that this study is confidential – any information collected from me will only be used in an analysis as part of a larger group of participants. To this end, I understand that the researchers cannot refer me to anyone on the basis of my answers to the materials.

• I understand that I must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

I understand that by agreeing to participate in this research, I do not waive any of my legal rights. I understand that the research investigator named above will answer any of my questions about the research procedure and my rights as a participant. I understand that the research investigator is also available and willing to answer any questions I may have about the nature, importance, or contribution of the results of this study. I understand all of the above information and understand that I will not be deceived during the course of the study. I hereby agree to participate in the above-described research. I understand my participation is voluntary and that I may withdraw at any time without penalty. By continuing, I affirm that I am at least 18 years of age.

I understand that by participating in this study I will be eligible for a random drawing of a $25 Starbucks gift card (there will be four $25 gift cards given away). I also understand that at the end of the study to be eligible for the gift card drawing I will be redirected to another survey where I will need to enter my name and email address. I understand that this information can in no way be linked with my previous answers and will only be used for purposes related to the random drawing for the gift card.

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