Study title: Role of intragroup marginalization on reflected appraisal and ethnic identification and its implication on the self-esteem of mixed heritage individuals.

You are being invited to take part in a research study. Before you decide, it is important for you to understand why the research is being done and what it will involve. Please take time to read the following information carefully and discuss it with others if you wish. Ask me if there is anything that is not clear or if you would like more information. Take time to decide whether or not you wish to take part. Thank you for reading this.

What is the purpose of the study?

This research project aims to investigate the factors that are involved in self-identification in mixed heritage individual and its impact on psychological adjustment and functioning. This project builds on research previously carried out by the research team and that of others and has been designed to allow comparisons with previous findings. 

Why have I been invited to participate?

You have been chosen to participate in this study due to your mixed heritage background. There will be at least 100 mixed heritage participants taking part in this study.

Do I have to take part?

As participation is entirely voluntary, it is up to you to decide whether or not to take part. If you do decide to take part you will be given this information sheet to keep and be asked to sign a consent form. If you decide to take part you are still free to withdraw at any time and without giving a reason.

What will happen to me if I take part?

You will be asked to complete web-based questionnaires which I estimate will take you approximately 15 minutes. Your participation will end as soon as you submit the questionnaires. Your answers will be recorded and safely stored for analyses.

What do I have to do?

Please answer the questions in the questionnaires. There are no other commitments or lifestyle restrictions associated with participating.

What are the possible disadvantages and risks of taking part?

Participating in the research is not anticipated to cause you any disadvantages or discomfort. The potential physical and/or psychological harm or distress will be the same as any experienced in everyday life.