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* The following is a brief summary of the project in which you are asked to participate. Please read this information before signing the statement below.

TITLE OF PROJECT: Stressful Life Events and Stress Management

PURPOSE OF STUDY/PROJECT: The purpose of this study is to explore ways that individuals cope with experiences of stressful life events. This study has been reviewed and approved by the Louisiana Tech University Institutional Review Board.

PROCEDURE: Volunteers will be instructed to complete the accompanying survey, which asks questions about stressful life events, alcohol use, and how you manage stress. It should take about 20 minutes to complete the survey.

INSTRUMENTS: The survey will consist of a collection of questions intended to gather basic demographic information as well multiple scales to collect information about stressful life events, alcohol use, and how you manage stress.

RISKS/ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS: There are no foreseeable risks associated with this study. However, you will be asked about your alcohol use. You can skip any questions that cause discomfort and you can stop completing the survey at any time without penalty.
Louisiana Tech is not able to offer financial compensation nor to absorb the costs of medical treatment should you be injured as a result of participating in this research.

The following applies to participants using online survey tools: This server may collect information and your IP address indirectly and automatically via “cookies”. However, this will not be used to identify you and all identifying information will be deleted after data is collected.

BENEFITS/COMPENSATION: There are no direct benefits associated with completing this survey.

CONTACT INFORMATION: The principal experimenter listed below may be reached to answer questions about the research, subjects' rights, or related matters.
Dr. Güler Boyraz
Louisiana Tech University
EMAIL: gboyraz@latech.edu
PHONE: (318) 257-3001

Members of the Human Use Committee of Louisiana Tech University may also be contacted if a problem cannot be discussed with the experimenters:
Dr. Stan Napper (257-3056) Dr. Mary M. Livingston (257-2292 or 257-5066)

I attest that I have read and understood the description of the study (Stressful Life Events and Stress Management), and its purposes and methods. I understand that my participation in this research is strictly voluntary and my participation or refusal to participate in this study will not affect my relationship with Louisiana Tech University in any way. Further, I understand that I may withdraw at any time or refuse to answer any questions without penalty. Upon completion of the study, I understand that the results will be freely available to me upon request. I understand that the results of my survey will be confidential, accessible only to the principal investigators, myself, or a legally appointed representative. I have not been requested to waive nor do I waive any of my rights related to participating in this study.