Informed Consent

Question Title

* Informed Consent
Keiser University
Institutional Review Board

You are being asked to participate in an online (web-based) relationship survey, led by Elizabeth Reyes-Fournier, PhD- Faculty of Keiser University.

General Information: There are some things you should know about this study. The purpose of this study is to investigate and confirm the role that prospection (future thinking), making meaning and feeling a sense of relatedness [non-cognitive skills] have in creating and maintaining committed, satisfying relationships and a sense of belonging. If you choose to participate you will be asked to complete a survey. Participation in the study should take approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete.   There are no foreseeable risks in participating in this study as these are questions pertaining to how you feel about things. There are also no foreseeable direct benefits to you since the questions are just asking for your opinions. 

Confidentiality: This survey is completely anonymous. Personal information such as your name or IP address will not be collected. You can choose to provide an email address if you want to enter the $50.00 Amazon Gift Card drawing, but it will not be linked to your responses and your identity will remain anonymous. The prize winner will not be required to provide a name and the Gift Card Code will be mailed directly to the winner without need to further disclose their identity.

If you chose to provide your email for the chance to win a gift card this will not be shared with anyone including presentations and publication of the research outcomes. Your email information will be secured and disposed of once a winner is randomly chosen.

We will keep the information you share confidential and will not share your personal information beyond the research team. As stated previously, IP addresses will not be collected and, if you choose to participate in the Gift Card drawing, the email addresses will be separated from the surveys to further secure your privacy and confidentiality.

Please do not include your name or identifiable information in your responses.

Voluntary Participation: Your participation in this study is entirely voluntary.  You may refuse to participate in this research.  Such refusal will not have any negative consequences for you.  If you begin to participate in the research, you may at any time, for any reason, discontinue your participation without any negative consequences. You may skip questions or respond with “Prefer not to answer” if you do not want to answer a question at any time during this survey.

This research is in affiliation with Keiser University and has been certified by the Keiser University Institutional Review Board, Protocol Number #000MR20LR90.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding participants’ rights, please contact the IRB Chair at (954) 318-1620. You may contact the IRB Chair, principal investigator Elizabeth Reyes-Fournier at (305)527-0346 with questions or concerns.

Please print a copy of this consent for your records.


By clicking below you are indicating you are 18 years of age or older, have read the information above, and voluntarily agree to participate in this study.