|HEALTHY DEVELOPMENT LAB|
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
You are invited to participate in a research study that is being conducted by Paula Connell, a graduate student in the Psychology Department at Rutgers University. The purpose of this research is to examine how mid-life women feel about their bodies, and how their attitudes about their bodies relate to other aspects of their lives.
Approximately 100 participants between the ages of 45 and 65 years old will participate in the study, and each individual’s participation will last approximately 15 to 20 minutes. The study involves responding to questionnaires on this website. After you complete the questionnaires, you will receive instructions on how to enter a drawing to win a $100.00 gift card.
If you agree to take part in the study, your questionnaires will be labeled with a number code, but will not be linked to your name in any way. Therefore, this research is anonymous; there is no way that your answers can be linked to your name (I will not record your name, address, telephone number, etc.). The research team at Rutgers and the Institutional Review Board at Rutgers University are the only parties that will be allowed to see these data, except as may be required by law. If a report of this study is published, or the results are presented at a professional conference, only group results will be stated.
Participation in this study poses no serious risk to you. However, it is possible that completion of these questionnaires may lead to some emotional distress, such as embarrassment or self-consciousness. You may choose not to participate, and you may withdraw at any time during the survey without any penalty to you. In addition, you may choose not to answer any questions with which you are not comfortable.
If you have any questions about the study procedures, you may contact Paula Connell at (215) 718-5330. If you feel any distress as a result of your experience today, please email Dr. Charlotte Markey at her Healthy Development Lab email (RUHealthyLAB@gmail.com) so that she can provide you with further information and/or references for medical and/or psychological help. If you have any questions about your rights as a research subject, you may contact the Sponsored Programs Administrator at Rutgers University at:
Rutgers University Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
3 Rutgers Plaza
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Telephone: (848) 932-40508.
Please check here if you agree to participate in this study.