There are no specific risks, beyond that of normal day-to-day living, associated with participation in this research study. It is possible that some participants may experience symptoms of fatigue during the survey; if this occurs you should take a break. If you wish to take a short break and resume the survey afterwards, please leave your web browser open so that you can resume at the same point. However, we do not recommend doing this if you are completing the survey on a computer in a public place, where other people may be able to see your responses.
It is possible that some participants may experience negative emotions, such as anger, anxiety or distress, when reading statements on the driving anger scale. We recommend that you do not participate in this research if you feel that reading about these situations will trigger extreme negative emotions (e.g., if you have been involved in a serious road range incident).
If you choose to participate in this research and experience distress during or after the survey, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.
Participants may withdraw from the experiment at any time prior to the conclusion of data collection without reason or penalty. It is not possible to withdraw from the study after you have submitted your response, because responses are not identifiable (i.e., we will not be able to determine which data was yours).
Results of this study will be written up in Henry Gunson’s psychology honours thesis and may be published in peer reviewed journals, conference presentations, and reports. Upon request, participants can be emailed the key findings of the study along with links to the published materials. If participants would like access to the summary of results, they can contact Henry Gunson via the e-mail displayed below.
As individuals participating in this research cannot be identified, participation provides consent that data collected may be used in future research projects, as well as by other researchers, to assist with future collaboration and utilisation of research data.
No participants will be personally identifiable in the data that is collected or reported (i.e., it will not be possible to find out which data belongs to any specific participant). No published findings will reveal the identity of any participant.
All data collected throughout the course of this study will be kept on password-protected computers or in a locked file located at the University of the Sunshine Coast.