Thank you for taking part.

What is the purpose of the research?
  • The research is to add to knowledge on how gay men perceive ageing and growing older.
  • To understand your experience of an ageing future and your relationship with the gay community.
  • This study is being taken as part of my undergraduate dissertation, at Goldsmiths University. I study Media and Sociology.
Why have I been invited to participate?
  • You fit my sample group of a gay man.
What will happen if I do take part?
  • You will complete a short questionnaire, I will use this to select a smaller sample based on the information provided.
  • If you agree to be interviewed through the questionnaire, I request you leave contact details for me to make further correspondence with you.
  • I will be in contact upon you completing the questionnaire, if you fit the criteria and are willing to be interviewed.
  • There is no set length of interview, but I expect it will around an hour, or more if you have more to say.
  • The interview will be voice recorded, the recording will be deleted once the project is completed.
  • All data collected will be treated as confidential and you as a participant will remain anonymous throughout my project.
  • In the research write up, pseudonyms (a fictitious name) will be used for places and names.
What are the benefits of taking part?
  • There are no direct benefits to taking part. However, the research will contribute to literature and knowledge of gay men’s ageing perspective and interaction with the gay community.
  • This research is being undertaken for the purposes of an undergraduate dissertation
  • The research will be conducted by James Jefferson
  • All data will be treated as personal under the 1998 Data Protection Act, and will be stored securely.
If you experience any problems with the questionnaire, please contact 

By selecting 'OK' you have granted consent to taking part in this survey.

* 2. What is your age?

i We adjusted the number you entered based on the slider’s scale.

* 3. Do you consider yourself to be:

* 4. Do you think the gay community would classify you the same?

* 5. Is your age, the same age you feel?

* 6. Is your age something you think about a lot?

* 8. When does your age matter most to you? (select all that apply)

* 9. How do you feel about getting older?

* 10. Would you like to take part in an interview, to further help this study?  If so, please leave contact details for further correspondence.