Thank you for taking part in our research project on how people use their work kitchens.

You are invited to participate in an online survey to help us better understand the day to day markers of collegiality in the workplace, as shown by how people treat each other in the workplace communal kitchen.

This research has been approved by the University of the Sunshine Coast Human Research Ethics Committee (A/15/772).
Participation is entirely voluntary and you can decline to participate or withdraw at any time by closing the study.
If you don't wish to participate in the study, this will not effect your relationship with the University of the Sunshine Coast. Participation will be anonymous and no person can be individually identifiable. All information will be stored securely by the Principal Researcher for five (5) years after publication, as required under the university’s procedures.

If participating in the survey causes you distress or discomfort in any way, please feel free to telephone Lifeline on 13 11 44, for their 24 hour phone counselling service.

The Research Team is Dr Prudence Millear (Lecturer in Psychology) and Danielle Giffin (Research Assistant). You can contact us by emailing Prue, pmillear@usc.edu.au

Any queries or questions?
If you wish to discuss the study in relation to your rights as a participant, or if you have any complaints about the way this research project is being conducted you can raise them with the Principal Researcher, Dr Prudence Millear, email pmillear@usc.edu.au or, if you prefer an independent person, contact the Chairperson of the Human Research Ethics Committee at the University of the Sunshine Coast: (c/- the Research Ethics Officer, Office of Research, University of the Sunshine Coast, Maroochydore DC 4558; telephone (07) 5459 4574; facsimile (07) 5430 1177; email humanethics@usc.edu.au).

If you are happy to be involved, please continue and complete the online survey. The survey should only take about 15 to 20 minutes to complete. If not, then thanks for reading this!

The research team and the University of the Sunshine Coast thank you for your participation!

* 1. Consent to participate