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SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY

PROJECT TITLE:                              Online Behaviour: Sexuality, Personality, and Mating

RESEARCHERS:                              Dr Evita March, Lecturer of Psychology, Federation University
                                                          Dr Danielle Wagstaff, Lecturer of Psychology, Federation University

Dear Participant,

            You are invited to participate in an anonymous questionnaire designed to examine online behaviour, personality, and motivation. The purpose of this study is to understand what kinds of personality traits predict people engaging in specific online behaviours, and the questionnaire will contain questions regarding your personality, sexual behaviours, and online activities. Participants are reminded they are not obliged to answer questions if they are uncomfortable. You are advised that participation is entirely voluntary, and you may withdraw your participation at any time without penalty.

Please take the time to complete the following questionnaire, which will take roughly 30 minutes of your time. Please note that you must be over 18 years of age to participate in the current research.

In particular, we are seeking participants who have previously sent someone a solicited/unsolicited image of their own genitals, and participants who have previously received from someone a solicited/unsolicited image of someone else’s genitals.

The survey will firstly ask you to provide some brief demographic information. You will then provide information regarding your personality, internet behaviour and sexual behaviour. This includes information about the sending and receiving of explicit images, your feelings about this behaviour, your sexual history and attitudes, personality traits, and questions about your motivation.

By participating in the study, you have the chance to win a $100(AUD) iTunes gift voucher. To go into the draw to win this gift voucher, please provide your email on the final page of the questionnaire. Your email will be separate to your questionnaire responses, and there will no way of identifying your responses based on your email. As such, your responses to the questionnaire questions will remain completely anonymous. Upon completion of data collection, the winning participant will be contacted by e-mail.

Please note that condition of entry in this draw is that you complete the questionnaire to the final page. In addition, iTunes require the Gift Card to be purchased in your country. Therefore, we also require you to supply your current residential country in BLOCK LETTERS following your email.

Your participation in this project is voluntary and your answers are anonymous. Participants are free to refuse consent or may withdraw their participation at any time without explanation. Please note however during the questionnaire, each time you click the next button your answers are immediately submitted and amalgamated with the non-identifiable data set. As such, there is no way to withdraw information already submitted.

There are no expected psychological risks when completing this questionnaire, however, some questions may be of a personal nature and may cause some emotional discomfort. Should you experience any emotional discomfort when completing this questionnaire, you may discontinue your participation at any time. Additionally, if you do experience emotional discomfort during the questionnaire, you are encouraged to contact either Federation University Counselling Service (for students only) via online: http://federation.edu.au/students/assistance-support-and-services/student-support-services/advice-and-counselling or PH: 5327 9470, or Lifeline on PH: 13 11 1

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