Exploring Individual Differences in Online Health Seeking Behaviour
You are invited to take part in a study looking at the extent to which adults use the internet for health-related behaviours, including information and support seeking. The questions in the survey will first ask some demographic information about you, followed by questions exploring how often you engage in various health-related online activities. There are also several measures that explore individual differences.
The study will provide us with a better understanding of the differences in online health seeking behaviours among adults. Anyone over 18 years of age can participate in the research and you do not need to have any particular health status or have engaged in specific online activities in order to take part. This study is being conducted by researchers at the University of Buckingham and the University of Stellenbosch.
The research is important as there is little current understanding of adults' use of the internet with regard to health behaviours, therefore, your participation in the research will be very valuable. The study has received full ethical approval.
The survey will take you approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. Your responses are completely anonymous. Due to anonymity, the survey can only be completed in one sitting and you will not be able to start the survey and return to complete it at a later time.
Participation in this research is completely voluntary and you may withdraw from the study at any time by closing your browser window. It will not be possible to withdraw your data once you have completed the survey as your responses will not be identifiable by the researchers.