University of Wisconsin-Madison
Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education
Research Participant Information and Consent
Title of the Study: Attachment, Hope, Work and Participation for Individuals With Spinal Cord Injury: a Structural Equation Modeling Analysis
Principal Investigator: Professor David Rosenthal (608-263-5941; email@example.com)
Student Researcher: John Blake (608-263-5941; firstname.lastname@example.org)
DESCRIPTION OF THE RESEARCH
You are cordially invited to participate in a research study about the employment situations of individuals with Spinal Cord Injury. The research is being conducted by John Blake as a part of his doctoral study in rehabilitation psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, under the supervision of Professor David Rosenthal.
The purpose of this study is to learn about employment and community participation for people with spinal cord injury. Results from our study may help improve employment and rehabilitation services for people with spinal cord injury. Results from our study will be saved and may be used in separate, additional research projects.
We are very interested in your experiences and perspectives related to employment, as indicated by your responses on the questionnaires. You are eligible to participate in the study if you are an individual with a spinal cord injury over the age of 18 and can read at a 6th grade level or above.
WHAT WILL MY PARTICIPATION INVOLVE?
We very much hope that you will participate in the study, however, participation is completely voluntary. Also, your responses will be completely confidential as no identifying information is requested on any of the questionnaires. Therefore, no one will know how you have answered any of the items or whether you have chosen to participate.
If you decide to participate, you will be asked to complete a series of 10 self-report questionnaires. We hope that you will respond to all items, which will take approximately 30 minutes in total. However, if you find any items to be too personal or objectionable in any way, you are certainly free to skip them. As long as you do not lose your internet browser connection, you should be able to take breaks as you are completing the survey and go backward to change your answers if needed.
ARE THERE ANY RISKS TO ME?
We do not anticipate any risks to you through your participation in this study.
ARE THERE ANY BENEFITS TO ME?
We anticipate no direct benefits to you through participating in this study. However, the results of this study may help improve employment and rehabilitation services for people with spinal cord injury.
HOW WILL MY CONFIDENTIALITY BE PROTECTED?
If you choose to participate, your responses will be completely confidential. Neither your name nor any other identifiable information will be recorded. The dataset will be managed and used only by the investigator and co-investigator of this study. Only group information and aggregated results will be included in any reports from the study.