Principal Investigator Faculty Supervisor
Brayden Boyd Dr. Melanie O’Neill
Fear and Anxiety Lab Member Psychology Faculty
Vancouver Island University Vancouver Island University
I am an undergraduate student at Vancouver Island University and a member of the Fear and Anxiety research lab. I would like to invite you to take part in this study, entitled “Effects of Covid-19.” This study aims to identify and explore the impact of Covid-19 within the community, specifically on mental health. This study is open to individuals who are at least 18 years of age. It is the hope of the principal investigator, along with a team of student researchers, that this research will contribute to the growing understanding of behaviours and mental health during Covid-19.
Please note that this study does not provide a mental health diagnosis. If you have concerns regarding your mental health, please consider contacting your primary physician.
You are being asked to voluntarily complete this online survey. The survey includes questions on topics such as how you feel about Covid-19. This survey should take approximately 30 to 35 minutes to complete.
There is no direct benefit to you for taking part in this study. It is hoped that this research will contribute to the future understanding of the impacts of Covid-19. You have the right to decline to answer any question you do not wish to answer, or you may withdraw from participation at any time by exiting out of your browser prior to clicking the ‘submit’ button at the end of the survey. If you choose to withdraw prior to submitting your responses, the information that you provided will not be used in this study. Please be aware that once you have submitted your responses, you may not withdraw from this study. If you wish to save a copy of this consent form, please save this webpage or take a screenshot.
This survey is anonymous, which means that no personally identifiable information will be collected at any point. Please do not include your name or contextual information that might directly or indirectly identify you.
All survey data will be deleted from SurveyMonkey’s servers within one year after completion of data collection, approximately January 1st, 2023. Data stored by the researchers will be password protected. Only the researchers will have access to the data as it is collected. All data will be destroyed after the completion of the study, which is expected to be by the end of December, 2026.
The results of this study will be utilized at conference presentations and published in an academic journal. Products of the research will include only aggregate data, rather than individual responses.