Chief Investigators:
Jacob Dye BPsych (Hons)
School of Psychology, PhD Candidate
University of Newcastle
Tel: 0434005456
Jacob.Dye@uon.edu.au

Dr Danielle Sulikowski
School of Psychology, Senior Lecturer
Charles Sturt University

Co-investigators
Melissa Cooke - BPsych Student (School of Psychology, Charles Sturt University)
Sarah Coote - BPsych Student (School of Psychology, Charles Sturt University)
Nicholas Ferrier - BPsych Student (School of Psychology, Charles Sturt University)
Kirri-Lee Larsen - BPsych Student (School of Psychology, Charles Sturt University)
Andrew Morrow - BPsych Student (School of Psychology, Charles Sturt University)
Angela Rogers - BPsych Student (School of Psychology, Charles Sturt University)

All co-investigators are Charles Sturt University fourth-year Psychology Students, completing the research component of their Bachelor degree in Psychology.

This research task is investigating various aspects of your life and how they may be related to some features of your personality. In this research study we are only seeking data from individuals who are 18 years and over. If you are under 18 years of age, we will not be using your data, so we recommend you do not continue, but thankyou for your interest and time.

The data collected from this survey is for use in the listed co-investigators research reports, and may be included in published peer-reviewed journal articles. However, data included will be made unidentifiable and anonymous, and any personal details gathered will remain confidential.

Participation in this study is voluntary. Participation in this survey should take approximately one hour, although many people will finish it sooner. You will incur no consequence if you choose to exit early. Within this survey you will be asked to answer questions regarding; your personality, your personal relationships and social life, how you would respond in certain situations, your vocational aspirations and positions, and whether you can identify facial expressions from a series of photos. You will also be asked questions of a more sensitive nature; including questions concerning actions/acts that may be viewed as immoral, and questions concerning your personal sexual beliefs and behaviours. Some questions will be asked directly, while others may involve you rating a series of possible responses or putting them in order from best to worst.  If any of these questions are personally sensitive, you are not obligated to answer them. If any of these questions, or this survey causes you distress, consider calling Lifeline (24/7 suicide prevention and crisis support) on 13 11 44, your Local Area Mental Health Service - Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511 (available 24/7) or Domestic Violence Line on 1800 656 463. or another counselling service in your area (Google search: telephone crisis counselling in my area).

Confidentiality is assured within this survey, and in the mentioned post-survey uses of the data. Due to the anonymity of this survey, once you have submitted your data at the end of the study you will be unable to withdraw. However, you will be made aware of when the final submission occurs in the survey, and you will be given the last option to withdraw. If at any point throughout the survey you would like to withdraw your consent for us to use your data, simply tick the box at the bottom of the screen (the box located next to “Click this box before closing browser if you would like to withdraw consent”) and close your browser window. The data from surveys in which this box has been selected on any page of the survey, will be excluded from analysis. We include this box so that data from participants who are unable to finish, but still consent to the use of their data, can be utilised in analyses. If you would like to withdraw your consent to use your data please tick the box o
Charles Sturt University’s Human Research Ethics Committee has approved this project. If you have any complaints or reservations about the ethical conduct of this project, you may contact the Committee on (02) 6338 4628 or ethics@csu.edu.au. Any issues you raise will be treated in confidence and investigated fully, and you will be informed of the outcome.
 
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