Informed Consent

You are invited to be part of a research study. The researcher is a doctoral learner at Capella University in the School of Counseling. The information in this form is provided to help you decide if you want to participate. The form describes what you will do during the study and the risks and benefits of the study.

If you have any questions or do not understand something in this form, you should ask the researcher. Do not participate in the study unless the researcher has answered your questions and you decide that you want to be part of this study.

Study Title: The Correlation between Attachment Style, Self-Esteem, and the Psychological Well-Being of Fatherless Women Ages 25-55
Researcher: Danielle Frazier
Email Address and Telephone Number: dfrazier1@capellauniversity.edu; 314-246-0165

Research Supervisor: Dr. Rebecca Cowan
Email Address: Rebecca.Cowan@capella.edu
 
WHAT IS THIS STUDY ABOUT?
The researcher wants to find out if there is a statistically significant correlation between attachment style, self-esteem, and the psychological well-being of fatherless women ages 25-55.

HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE IN THIS STUDY?
About 100 participants will be in this study. 

WHY AM I BEING ASKED TO BE IN THIS STUDY?
You are invited to be in the study if you are:
  • Female
  • Between the ages of 25 and 55 years old
  • Became fatherless prior to age 18  
  • Fatherless is defined as “no contact with a biological, stepfather, or any type of father figure for at least one year”
If you do not meet the description above, you are not able to be in the study.

WHO IS PAYING FOR THIS STUDY?
The researcher is not receiving funds to conduct this study. 

WILL IT COST ANYTHING TO BE IN THIS STUDY?
You do not have to pay to be in the study. 

HOW LONG WILL I BE IN THE STUDY?
If you decide to be in this study, your participation will last about 20-30 minutes.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN DURING THIS STUDY?
If you decide to be in this study and if you click next you will do the following:
Complete a survey about attachment style, self-esteem, and psychological well-being.
 
WILL BEING IN THIS STUDY HELP ME?
Being in this study will not help you.  Information from this study might help researchers help others in the future. 

ARE THERE RISKS TO ME IF I AM IN THIS STUDY?
No study is completely risk-free. However, we don’t anticipate that you will be harmed or distressed during this study. You may stop being in the study at any time if you become uncomfortable. You should be aware, however, that there is a small possibility that responses could be viewed by unauthorized parties (e.g. computer hackers because your responses are being entered and stored on a web server)

WILL I GET PAID?
You will not receive anything for being in the study.  You will have an opportunity to provide your email address for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card after the screening.

DO I HAVE TO BE IN THIS STUDY?
Your participation in this study is voluntary.  You can decide not to be in the study and you can change your mind about being in the study at any time.  There will be no penalty to you.  If you want to stop being in the study, tell the researcher.


 
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