Information for Participants

We wish to invite you to participate in our research project (described below). This study is being conducted by Amy Ford, Barney Weir, and James Gray, as part of our Honours degrees, which we are completing at the School of Psychology, University of New England. This research is being supervised by Dr Liz Temple.
Research Project: Time Psychology, Personality & Psychosocial Wellbeing Study

Aim of the research
The research aims to: 1) investigate associations between time psychology (how you think, feel and behave in relation to time), personality, and psychosocial wellbeing; 2) develop a new measure of in the area of time psychology, and 3) validate this new measure against other measures of time psychology, personality factors, and indicators of psychosocial wellbeing.

Participation
We would like to invite you to participate in this research by completing an anonymous online questionnaire. The questionnaire will take approximately 30-40 minutes to complete. You do not have to do it all in one session, but can cease and resume completion whenever it suits you.

Questionnaire
In completing the questionnaire, you will be asked to respond to questions relating to time psychology, including your thoughts, feelings, attitudes and behaviours in relation to the past, present and future. There are also questions that relate to your personality and self-perception, as well as questions relating to aspects of psychosocial wellbeing, such as resilience, depression, anxiety, and substance use. You will also be asked to provide some demographic information about yourself (e.g., age, sex, sexuality, gender, education, income).

Upsetting Issues
It is possible that this research may lead some people to experience feelings of distress - if you believe that you may experience distress when prompted to answer questions about psychological distress (e.g., depression, anxiety), you are advised not to participate in this study.

If you feel affected at all by the questions presented in the study, please contact your doctor, psychologist, counsellor or local community health service. Alternatively, 24 hour counselling assistance is provided by Lifeline (phone: 13 11 14; Lifeline) and BeyondBlue (phone: 1300 22 46 36; BeyondBlue). UNE students can also access support through the University’s Student Counselling service (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm; phone: 02 6773 2897; UNE Counselling).
Confidentiality
As an anonymous questionnaire is being used to collect data for this research, the information you provide will not be linked to you personally. However, if you are a first year psychology student at UNE and would like participation in this study to count towards your research participation requirements, you will be asked to provide your name and student number - this identifying information will not be linked to your questionnaire data.

Participation is Voluntary
Please understand that your involvement in this study is voluntary and we respect your right to stop participating in the study at any time without consequence and without needing to provide an explanation. However, once you begin the survey your data cannot be withdrawn.

Use of Information
We will analyse data gathered through the questionnaire, and the results will be disseminated through student theses, academic journal articles, and conference presentations. Additionally, data from this study will be collated with similar data sets collected by Dr Temple's research collaborators in other countries (e.g., USA, UK) for further analysis, thus, contributing to large-scale, international research projects.

Storage of Information
Data will be stored on password protected computers at the University of New England’s School of Psychology and cloud.une. Access will be limited to the purposes described above.

Disposal of Information
All data collected in this research will be kept for a minimum of five years, after which it will be disposed of by deleting relevant computer files.

Approval
This project has been approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee of the University of New England (Approval No HE19-247, Valid to 28 January, 2021).

Contact Details
Please feel free to contact Dr Liz Temple with any questions about this research and/or if you would like to receive a summary of findings once the research is complete (email: etemple3@une.edu.au; phone: 02 6773 1760). Alternatively, you can contact one of the student researchers: Amy Ford (aford6@myune.edu.au), Barney Weir (bweir7@myune.edu.au), or James Gray (jgray34@myune.edu.au).

Complaints
Should you have any complaints concerning the manner in which this research is conducted, please contact:
    Mrs Jo-Ann Sozou
    Research Ethics Officer
    Research Services
    University of New England  
    Armidale, NSW  2351
    Tel: (02) 6773 3449 
    Email: humanethics@une.edu.au

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* Please indicate whether or not you agree with the following statements.

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I have read the Information for Participants provided above and any questions I have asked have been answered to my satisfaction.
I understand that the information (i.e., anonymous data) collected through this study will be shared with Dr Temple's international research collaborators.
I have been advised not to participate if I believe that the nature of the questions is likely to cause me distress, and to seek professional support if I do become distressed.
I am 18 years of age or older.

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* I agree to participate in this research.

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