Please note to take part in this study you must be between 20-40 years of age

Information sheet for a study of ‘Emotions and Behaviours in Relationships – An Online Questionnaire Survey’

Investigators:                                  Email:                                    Phone:

Professor Jonathan Hill      j.hill@reading.ac.uk                                   (0)118 378 5562

Dr Jayne Morriss                  j.e.morriss@.reading.ac.uk                         (0)118 378 7937

We would be grateful to you if you could assist us by participating in our study to help us understand more about the emotions and behaviours that people show in different kinds of relationships. We will ask you to complete a set of questionnaires about this and about your emotions more generally. The entire session will take approximately 30 minutes.

You may find it interesting and informative to participate in research that may contribute to scientific knowledge about social relationships and emotions. If you would like to hear more after participating, we would be happy to send you a report on the results of the research. In that case, please leave us your contact details (email). Please do note that the data collection and data analysis often takes at least 1 year so we may not be able to inform you about the study results much before that.

Potential discomforts
Some participants may find filling out the questionnaires to be boring or tiresome, and there may be some feelings of psychological discomfort associated with sharing information about your emotions and behaviours. None of the questionnaires ask about specific relationships you might have. You are free to stop your participation at any time and for any reason. In addition, if you have any remaining questions or feel upset by any emotions experienced during the study, you may contact Professor Jonathan Hill.

Data confidentiality, storage and disposal of personal information
Your data will be kept confidential and securely stored. The questionnaire data obtained will also be kept confidential and securely stored, with only a number attached to each participant, and therefore it will not be possible to link any set of data with any individual. All questionnaire information collected for the project will be destroyed when no longer needed.

Taking part in this study is completely voluntary; you may withdraw at any time without having to give any reason. This application has been reviewed by the University Research Ethics Committee and has been given a favourable ethical opinion for conduct.

Who is organising and funding the research?
The University of Reading

For more information please contact one of the researchers:
Professor Jonathan Hill (j.hill@.reading.ac.uk)
Dr Jayne Morriss (j.e.morriss@.reading.ac.uk)

Thank you for your help.

Question Title

* 1. This project has been reviewed by the University of Reading Research Ethics Committee and has been given a favourable ethical opinion for conduct

I agree to participate in the study, ‘Emotions and Behaviours in Relationships – An Online Questionnaire Survey’ being supervised by Professor Jonathan Hill and being conducted by Dr. Jayne Morriss at the University of Reading. I have seen and read a copy of the Participants Information Sheet. I understand that all personal information will remain confidential to the Investigator and arrangements for the storage and eventual disposal of any identifiable material have been made clear to me. I understand that participation in this study is voluntary and that I can withdraw at any time without having to give an explanation.

Please tick here if happy to proceed with your participation.

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