INFORMED CONSENT: “Nationality attachment and adjustment to a new society”


The Department of Psychology at Brunel University requires that all persons who participate in psychology studies give their written consent to do so. Please read the following and tick where appropriate if you agree with what it says.

I freely and voluntarily consent to be a participant in the research project entitled “Nationality attachment and adjustment to a new society” to be conducted at Brunel University, with Nelli Ferenczi as principal investigator and Tara Marshall as supervisor. The broad goal of this research program is to explore the nature of the relationship between how individuals identify with their nationality and how they adjust to a new society. Specifically, I have been told that I will be asked to complete the following questionnaire packet. The session should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete.

I have been told that my responses will be kept strictly confidential. I also understand that if at any time during the session I feel unable or unwilling to continue, I am free to leave without negative consequences. That is, my participation in this study is completely voluntary, and I may withdraw from this study at any time. My withdrawal would not result in any penalty, academic or otherwise. My name will not be linked with the research materials, as the researchers are interested in relationships to nationality and acculturation strategies in general -- not any particular individual's relationship to their nationality and acculturation pattern in particular. There are no risks nor benefits associated with participating in this study beyond those encountered in normal life. The overarching benefit of this study lies in providing a clearer understanding of the relationship between nationality identification and adjustment to a new society. I have been given the opportunity to ask questions regarding the procedure, and my questions have been answered to my satisfaction. I have been informed that if I have any general questions about this project, or ethical issues relating to the project, I should feel free to contact Nelli Ferenczi at ht10nnf@brunel.ac.uk, or the research supervisor, Tara Marshall, at tara.marshall@brunel.ac.uk. This study has received Ethics Board approval, and if I have any concerns or complaints regarding the way in which the research is or has been conducted I may contact Professor Taeko Wydell, Chair of the Psychology Research Ethics Committee, at taeko.wydell@brunel.ac.uk.


I have read and understand the above and consent to participate in this study. My consent is not a waiver of any legal rights.

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* 1. Having read the informed consent sheet, do you accept taking part in this research?

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