Welcome to “Women’s Social Identity” a web-based study,
I am a graduate student at the University of Windsor, in the Applied Social Psychology program. I am looking for women who are interested in volunteering to participate in a study about women’s identity and social attitudes. This project is a part of my dissertation research.
The purpose of this study is to learn about women’s attitudes toward social issues and their views of the role of their relationships with other women in their lives. Research suggests that our relationships with others have the potential to affect our sense of well-being. In addition, some social attitudes may also be influenced by personal relationships. Hopefully, this work will provide us with information about how attitudes and relationships affect our lives more generally. Results from the survey will be used to help identify what women perceive to be important both socially, and for their own sense of well-being.
If you agree to participate in this study, you will be asked to complete a survey containing questions about social attitudes, relationships with women, and overall level of well-being. It should take you approximately 30-40 minutes to complete the survey. All participants are also invited to enter their name in a lottery for a chance at winning a $300.00 Canadian dollar cash prize. Instructions for entering the lottery are provided in the consent form. The draw will occur after the data collection phase is completed (probably the summer of 2005).
Your answers to the survey are completely confidential and will be used only as summaries in which no individual’s answers can be identified. Your participation is voluntary and you may withdraw from the study at any time. If you wish to participate, selecting the “I agree” option on the following consent form indicates your consent. If you are a participant pool student at the University of Windsor, to receive your research participation credit you will be requested to leave your student number and the course number of the class you would like to apply your mark to, when prompted to do so at the end of the survey. This information will not be associated with your survey responses in any way.
If you know any women that you think may be interested in participating in the study please feel free to forward the website address to them (www.uwindsor.ca/socialresearch). Alternatively, you may leave a message for me at (519) 253-3000, ext. 2256 to request additional copies of the survey to distribute. You may also email me at, firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions or comments about this study, please feel free to contact me, or my faculty advisor, Dr. Charlene Senn (519-253-3000, ext. 2255).
Thank you very much for helping with this study.
Department of Psychology
University of Windsor