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School of Psychology
Faculty of Science
ABN 15 211 513 464
Daniel White (Researcher)
Dr. Marianna Szabo (Primary Supervisor)
Room 417, Brennan MacCallum Builiding
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 AUSTRALIA
Phone: 9351 5147
Fax: 9036 5223
“Personality and Positive behaviour”
PARTICIPANT INFORMATION STATEMENT
What is the study about?
This study is about the links between certain personality traits and positive behaviour. Previous research has identified certain traits associated with altruism and prosocial behaviour. This study will attempted to test a model incorporating these traits to explain the underlying mechanisms that motivate individuals to express greater than average levels of positive behaviour.
Who is carrying out the study?
The study is being conducted by Daniel White, a Masters by research student, and will form the basis for the degree of Masters by Research at The University of Sydney under the supervision of Dr. Marianna Szabo.
What does the study involve?
The study involves completing 11 questionnaires, all computerised.
How much time will the study take?
The study takes approximately 60 minutes to complete.
Can I withdraw from the study?
Being in this study is completely voluntary. You are not under any obligation to consent. If you do consent, you can withdraw at any time without affecting your relationship with the University of Sydney or the researchers conducting the study.
Will anyone else know the results?
All aspects of the study, including results, will be strictly confidential and only the researchers will have access to information on participants.
A report of the study may be submitted for publication, but individual participants will not be identifiable in such a report
Will the study benefit me?
Can I tell other people about the study?
What if I feel distressed during or after the study?
You may stop this survey at any time and remove yourself from this study.
What if I require further information about the study or my involvement in it?
If you would like further information about the aims or results of the study, or about your involvement in the study, please contact Daniel White using the contact details below.
Griffith-Taylor, Room 310, University of Sydney
What if I have a complaint or any concerns?
Any person with concerns or complaints about the conduct of a research study can contact The Manager, Human Ethics Administration, University of Sydney on +61 2 8627 8176 (Telephone); +61 2 8627 8177 (Facsimile) or
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