Informed Consent

USSA Informed Consent to Participate in Research Study

Project Title: A Comparison of Sport and Military Leaders
Principal Investigator: Christopher P. Johnson
Department: Ed.D. Sport Management
 

You are being asked to volunteer for this research study.  This study is being conducted at the United States Sports Academy.  You were selected as a possible participant because of your experience as an athlete or in the military.
 
Please read this form and ask any questions that you may have before agreeing to take part in this study. 
 
Purpose of the Research Study
The purpose of this study is to identify common leadership styles between sport and military leaders which can be shared with leaders of other domains.
 
Number of Participants
About one hundred people will take part in this study.
 
Procedures
If you agree to be in this study, you will be asked to do the following:
 
1.    Answer a brief demographic questionnaire.
2.    Answer a brief survey regarding coaching behaviors.
 
Length of Participation
The study should take each participant ten minutes to complete. 
 
This study has the following risk:
There are no known risk.
 
Benefits of being in the study are:
None.
 
Confidentiality
In published reports, there will be no information included that will make it possible to identify you without your permission.  Research records will be stored securely and only approved researchers will have access to the records.
 
There are organizations that may inspect and/or copy your research records for quality assurance and data analysis.  These organizations include the USSA Institutional Review Board.
 
Compensation
You will not be reimbursed for your time and participation in this study. 
 
Voluntary Nature of the Study
Participation in this study is voluntary.  If you withdraw or decline participation, you will not be penalized or lose benefits or services unrelated to the study.  If you decide to participate, you may decline to answer any question and may choose to withdraw at any time.
 
Contacts and Questions
If you have concerns or complaints about the research, the researcher conducting this study can be contacted at:
 
Principal Investigator:
 
Christopher P. Johnson, Doctoral Student
United States Sports Academy
One Academy Drive
Daphne Al 36526
 
Cell     (781) 591-0348
Email   cpjohnson@students.ussa.edu
 
Faculty Supervisor:
 
Dr. Vincent Ramsey
United States Sports Academy
One Academy Drive
Daphne Al 36526
 
Cell      (251) 626-3303
Email   vramsey@ussa.edu
 
Contact the researcher if you have questions or if you have experienced a research-related injury. 
 
If you have any questions about your rights as a research participant, concerns, or complaints about the research and wish to talk to someone other than the individual on the research team or if you cannot reach the research team, you may contact the United States Sports Academy – Research Dept. – Institutional Review Board (USSA IRB) at 251-626-3303, research@ussa.edu.
 
You will be given a copy of this information to keep for your records.  If you are not given a copy of this consent form, please request one.  
 
Statement of Consent
I have read the above information.  I have asked questions and have received satisfactory answers.  By answering the following questions, I consent to participate in the study.
 
 
Contact Information:
            United States Sports Academy
            USSA Research Dept.
            IRB Committee
            1 Academy Drive
            Daphne, Alabama 36526
            If you have questions (251) 626-3303

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* 1. 1.    Are you filling out this survey as an athlete or military personnel (select one)?
 
          

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* 2. What is your age?

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* 3. For athletes only, what is your primary sport (select one)?

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* 4. For military personnel only, which branch are you associated with?

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* 5. For military personnel only, what is your highest rank (category) achieved?

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* 6. In general, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life?  Zero is Completely dissatisfied and ten is completely satisfied.

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* 7. What is your highest level of education?

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