Informed Consent

Thank you for agreeing to participate in this survey. You will be asked a series of questions about your attitudes towards masculine gender role norms, or what your perception of appropriate behavior for men, as well as your attitudes towards seeking professional psychological help. This survey is part of a study being conducted by Matthew Garvin and Dr. Ron Levant at the University of Akron. The goal of this research is to gain information that will help understand society’s perceptions of men. You must be MALE to participate in this study!

If you are participating through the University of Akron Psychology classes for extra credit you will receive 1 extra credit point. All participants will also receive an entry into a raffle for one of two $50 gift cards. On the last page of this survey you should click on the link provided which will bring you to a page where you can fill in your name, email, and phone number for the raffle as well as UANETid and your class to add extra credit towards if you are interested in extra credit. This information will not be connected in any way to the answers you just completed. After we award you extra credit and draw the raffle winners, the identifying information will be erased. Additionally, any data obtained will only be viewed by the researchers named above.

The survey will take about 15-20 minutes to complete. Please answer each question carefully to get the most accurate results. However, you may choose to not respond to any questions. You may also withdraw from participating at any time and you will still be granted extra credit and raffle entry

This research project has been reviewed and approved by the University of Akron Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects. Questions about your rights as a participant can be directed to Ms. Sharon McWhorter, Associate Director of Research Services, at 330-972-8311. The University of Akron follows the Federal regulations established for the Protection of Human Subjects, codified in 45 CFR Part 46, and the Federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, 34 CFR Part 99.

If you would like to know the results of this study please write to:

Ron Levant
College of Arts & Sciences
University of Akron
Akron, Ohio 44325+4301

Clicking on the YES box below constitutes your informed consent. By agreeing to participate you will be taken to the survey. However, you may decide to end your participation at any time. We recommend that you print this page for your records.
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