Project: Goal Setting and Self Engagement Workshop
Chief Investigator’s name: Pascal Molenberghs
Phone: (03) 9903 1237
Student’s name: Ashley Humphrey
Phone: 0421 500 382
You are invited to take part in this study, which is being used to better understand young peoples social attitudes, goals for the future, with the goal of helping encourage them to set positive life goals. This study is being conducted by student Ashley Humphrey under the supervision of as part of a requirement for a PhD research programme at the School of Psychological Sciences, Monash University.
Please read this Explanatory Statement in full before deciding whether or not to participate in this research. If you would like further information regarding any aspect of this project, you are encouraged to contact the researchers via the phone numbers or email addresses listed above.
What does the research involve?
This project aims to better understand young peoples social attitudes, goals for the future, and their link to wellbeing. It will look at how young peoples goals and hopes for the future relate to their wellbeing. As a participant in this program you will be required to anonymously complete a brief online survey every week for four weeks asking questions on your wellbeing, quality of life, social attitudes and goals for the future, and then engage with the weekly reading content. This content will also include a weekly activity to do that is geared towards helping you achieve your social and personal goals and will be sent out to you via email.
Why were you chosen for this research?
You have been invited to participate in this research as you fit the age criteria of 18 to 25 years.
Consenting to participate in the project and withdrawing from the research
If you are completing this survey online, the return of completed surveys implies that you have consented to taking part in this research project. Being in this study is completely voluntary and you are under no obligation to consent to participation. You can also withdraw your participation at any time.
Possible benefits and risks to participants
Participatns partaking in this study will receive a $10 US compensation at the end of the program. The findings of this study will also add to the understanding of this under-researched area.
There are no significant discomforts or risks involved in participation. You do not have to answer any questions that make you feel uncomfortable and prior to returning the surveys you can stop participation at any time. If you do experience any discomfort then this should be no greater than what you would normally encounter on a daily basis. Participation in the study is completely anonymous as information that can potentially identify you as a participant in this research will be removed or changed and your name will not be requested for any part of the demographic questionnaire or the surveys.
Services on offer if adversely affected
If discomfort is experienced during the process of you are able to refer the following services for counselling.
24 hour crisis hotline (free counselling and referral service) – PH: 212-673-3000
Participants will not be identified based on their answers to the demographic or other questions included in the surveys. Also any information that may potentially identify an individual when the information is published in its final thesis form will be removed. This will ensure that the confidentiality of the participants is maintained.
Storage of data
Data collected will be stored in accordance with Monash University regulations, kept on University premises, in a locked filing cabinet for 5 years. In addition, all electronic data will be securely stored in a password encrypted file, to which only the researcher will have access. Files will then be permanently deleted.
If you would like to be informed of the aggregate research finding, please contact Ashley Humphrey at Achum1@student.monash.edu.
Should you have any concerns or complaints about the conduct of the project, you are welcome to contact the Executive Officer, Monash University Human Research Ethics (MUHREC):
Monash University Human Research Ethics Committee (MUHREC)
Room 111, Building 3e
Monash University VIC 3800
Tel: +61 3 9905 2052 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: +61 3 9905 3831
Dr Pascal Molenberghs Ashley Humphrey
The next set of questions relate to your perceived quality of life. Please Respond to the below questions by giving a rating between 1 and 10. 10 = Very Satisfied, 1 = Not satisfied at all
The next set of questions relate to your social preferences. As above, please circle a rating between 1 and 10 for each question. 10 = always or definitely yes; 1 = never or not at all.
This next set of questions asks you about your future and your hopes for it. Rate each item by circling how important it is to you that it happens in the future.