Informed Consent
You are invited to be a participant in a research study conducted by Emma Lyles and Madison Oiler at the University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College. You will be among approximately 180 participant adults aged 18 or older enrolled at a university responding to this study. We ask that you read this form and contact us with any questions you may have before agreeing to be in the study. Our contact information is provided below.

The purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between employed students and their academic performances. You will be asked questions related to your job and your education as a college student. You will be asked about your current grade point average. However, please remember that you do not have to provide any information that you may be uncomfortable providing.

Your responses will be anonymous and there will not be any way for us to link your identity to any responses that you give. Your responses will not be linked to your name, or e-mail, or IP address. Your responses will not be linked to you through your participation via Psychological research or on the Net. To help protect your responses, your responses will be kept in a secure, password protected file. At the end of this form, you will be given the chance to give your consent to participate or opt out of participation. Individual responses will be deleted upon completion of the project. Your responses will be reported in summary form only, which also cannot identify specific participants. The summary findings may be used in future research.

Your participation is completely voluntary, and your decision to participate or not participate will not affect any current or future relationship with the University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College. If you decide to participate, you have the right to withdraw from the study at any time without penalty. You have the right to skip any questions that you do not feel comfortable with answering and still remain in the study. Your  participation will take about 10 minutes.

Completing this study may help you gain some insight into yourself and your time management skills. You may see the effect working may or may not have on college education. It is possible though, that you will experience no direct benefit from this study. You will not be directly compensated or paid for your participation in this study.

We anticipate no more than minimal risk or harm to you in this study. Specifically, it is possible that some questions may arouse unpleasant feelings. We do not expect such feelings to be long lasting or substantial. In fact, it is unlikely that anyone participating in this study would experience any discomfort at all, and you are free to exit the study at any time if you feel uncomfortable by closing the web browser or walking away. However, if you think you need to discuss your feelings about this study with a counselor, you can find one local to you at the following website: We strongly encourage you to print this page for your records.

The last page of the survey will be a debriefing in which you will be given additional information regarding this study, including our hypotheses. If you have any questions about the study, please feel free to contact Madison Oiler; ( and Emma Lyles; (

This project has been approved by the William Rogers. If you have any questions about your rights as a research participant or concerning a research related injury, you may contact the IRB representatives at 740-245-7215. Please note that agreeing to participate in this study does not waive any legal right to which you are otherwise entitled to. Also please note that the investigator may terminate this study at any time without participant consent.

William Rogers, Chair IBR University of Rio Grande

* 1. Are you an adult 18 years of age or older?

* 2. Do you agree to participate in the study?

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