Welcome to “Self-Compassion and Attitudes Towards Others: An Exploratory Study” a web-based survey that examines the relationship between self-compassion and attitudes towards different groups of people. Before taking part in this study, please read the consent form below and click on the “I Agree” button at the bottom of the page if you understand the statements and freely consent to participate in the study.

Participation is completely voluntary. If you decide to participate you will be asked to answer questions that assess self-compassion, mindfulness, and attitudes towards different groups of people along with some demographic questions. While answering all the questions is not required, it is preferred. Completing all the survey questions will take you approximately 15 - 20 minutes. Your responses will be confidential and we do not collect identifying information such as your name, email address, or IP address.

By participating in this survey, you may gain some familiarity with concepts related to self-compassion, mindfulness, and attitudes towards other people; no other personal benefits are expected. Since you will be asked to think about the attitudes you hold towards different groups of people, you may experience temporary emotional distress. While these reactions can be unsettling, they are very normal and should not pose more than minimal risk to you. No other risks of participation are anticipated. If you feel that you could use additional support after completing this survey, please consider reaching out to these resources (click on the name to go to their website): US Office of Women's Health: 800-944-9662; US Crisis Text Line: text CONNECT to 741741; National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255; or The Trevor Project (LGBTQ crisis line): 866-488-7386.

Your responses will help us learn more about the relationship between self-compassion, mindfulness, and attitudes about different groups of people. Participants who submit the survey will be given the opportunity to enter their name into a drawing for the book "The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook: A Proven Way to Accept Yourself, Build Inner Strength, and Thrive" by Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer (2018). One copy of the book will be awarded for every 100 surveys that are completed. Thus, if 1,000 surveys are completed, 10 copies of the book will be awarded. The odds of winning depend on how many people enter into the drawing for the book.

This study is completely confidential and your confidentiality will be maintained at all times. Data will be stored for three years past the life of the study. Once the survey is closed, data will be downloaded and stored in a password protected file that only the researcher has access to. Data will presented in the aggregate and cannot be tied to specific individuals and/or their responses.
Please take whatever time you need to ask the researcher any questions you have about the study. You can stop participating at any time without any penalties. Call Dr. Catherine Crisp at (501) 569-3053 or email her at clcrisp@ualr.edu if you have any questions about the study or if you think that something unusual or unexpected is happening. Contact the Research Compliance Officer at (501) 569-8657 or irb@ualr.edu if you have any questions or concerns about your rights as a research participant.

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* If you are 18 years of age or older, understand the statements above, and freely consent to participate in the study, click on the “I Agree” button to begin the survey.

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