Thank you for your interest in the study entitled “Adult Experiences of Positive Life Events.” My name is Kirsten Gonzalez, and I am a graduate student at Towson University. As part of my Psychology Master’s Thesis, I am conducting research on people's views of positive events in their lives. If you choose to participate in this research, you will be asked to complete a brief survey, which should take approximately 15 to 20 minutes. During the survey, you will be asked to rate how likely general positive events are to happen to you, people in your community, and people in the general population. Your responses to the survey will be completely anonymous.
There are no anticipated risks associated with your participation, and your participation is entirely voluntary. You are not obligated to respond to any questions that you are uncomfortable answering, and you may withdraw from the study at any time without incurring any penalties.
Completion of this survey signifies your voluntary consent to participate in this research and that you are at least 18 years of age. You may discontinue your participation in this study at any time by clicking "Exit this survey" in the upper-right-hand corner of the screen.
The Towson University Institutional Review Board has approved this study. If you have any questions regarding this research or its purposes, please contact Kirsten Gonzalez at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact my faculty advisor, Dr. Paz Galupo, at email@example.com. If you have any questions pertaining to your rights as a participant, please contact Dr. Debi Gartland, Chairperson of the Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Participants, at (410)704-2236.
Thank you for your time.
Kirsten Gonzalez Graduate Student, Towson University