1. Welcome to My Survey

Thank you for participating in my survey. Your feedback is important.

Dear Participant:

My name is Gabrielle Caldara and I am a student in the College of Public Health at East Tennessee State University working on my doctoral dissertation entitled, "The Exploration of Rape Myths Among Former Military Personnel." 

The purpose of this study is to explore adherence to rape myths held by former active duty Service Members. This is a brief survey that should take less than 10 minutes to finish. I kindly request your honesty in answering the questions. You will be asked anonymous questions about rape myths. Since this study deals with your opinions regarding rape myths there are no psychological, physical, economical, social or legal risks. Although there are no direct benefits from completing this survey, the hope is to raise awareness concerning the topic of rape myths. This will allow for a better understanding of rape myths that impacts Veterans, active duty Service Members, family members, friends, and the community.

The survey is anonymous, but the use of technology provides no guarantees regarding the interception of data sent over the Internet by any third parties, just like with emails. The IP addresses have been disabled. Your rights and privacy will be protected, however the ETSU Institutional Review Board (IRB) and the dissertation committee reviewing this research can view the anonymous study records. 

Taking part in this study is voluntary.  You may decide not to take part in this study.  You can quit at any time. You may skip any questions you do not want to answer or you can exit the online survey form if you want to stop completely, although completion of each question is very helpful for this study. 

If you have any research-related questions or concerns, you may contact me at caldara@etsu.edu. If you are interested in more information regarding rape myths and sexual violence, please contact me, or your local community resources. Also, you may call an IRB Coordinator at (423)439.6055 or (423)439.6002 if you have questions about your rights as a research participant.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Respectfully,
Gabrielle Caldara


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