Consent Form

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Researchers: Kate Hills and Dr Melanie Knieps from the University of Leicester, School of Psychology.
Purpose of data collection: Undergraduate student research

Details of Participation: In this study you will need to provide some demographic information, such as gender and age. You will read an interview with a teacher about their relationship with a student. Following on this you will be asked to complete two different questionnaires, containing 10 to 17 questions. In these questionnaires you will be asked to indicate how much you disagree or agree with various statements, fill in answers from a drop down menu and give some opinions on open answered questions. After this you will be given a debriefing. Your participation will take approximately 10 minutes.

1. I understand that my participation is voluntary and that I may withdraw from the research at any time during participation and up until three weeks after taking part, without giving any reason. To withdraw your participation, simply email the researcher with your request.
2. I am aware of what my participation will involve.
3. My data are to be held confidentially and only Dr Melanie Knieps and other competent researchers will have access to them for research purposes only.
4. My data will be kept on a personal memory stick for a period of at least five years after the appearance of any associated publications. Any aggregate data (e.g. spreadsheets) will be kept in electronic form for up to one year, after which time they will be deleted.
5. In accordance with the requirements of some scientific journals and organisations, my coded data may be shared with other competent researchers. My coded data may also be used in other related studies. My name and other identifying details will not be shared with anyone.
6. The overall findings may be submitted for publication in a scientific journal, or presented at scientific conferences.
7. This study will take approximately 4 months to complete.
8. I will be able to obtain general information about the results of this research by emailing the researcher and requesting any additional information.
9. I give my consent for my participation to be digitally recorded.

If you have further questions about this study, you may contact Dr Melanie Knieps at This study was reviewed by the University of Leicester Psychology Research Ethics Committee (PREC). You may contact the Chair of PREC Professor Mark Lansdale at if you have any questions or concerns regarding the ethics of this project.

I am giving my consent for data to be used for the outlined purposes of the present study.
All questions that I have about the research have been satisfactorily answered.

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1. Do you agree to participate?