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Fact Lab Survey

Barry University

Cover Letter


Dear Research Participant:


Your participation in a research project is requested. The title of the study is Regulatory Processes Associated with Positive Development in Emerging Adults. The research is being conducted by Drs. Sabrina Des Rosiers and Guillermo Wated, faculty members in the Psychology Department at Barry University, and is seeking information that will be useful in the field of youth development and their transition to the workplace. The aims of the research are to examine ­the impact of personality and self-regulation factors on well-being in emerging adults (18 – 29 years old). In accordance with these aims, the following procedure will be used: A questionnaire called youth well-being follows this letter. We anticipate the number of participants to be 1,500.

If you decide to participate in this research, you will be asked to do the following: Answer the questions provided in the questionnaire that follows this letter. The questionnaire is estimated to take a maximum of 90 minutes to complete.

Your consent to be a research participant is strictly voluntary and should you decline to participate or should you choose to drop out at any time during the study, there will be no adverse effects. If you are a student there will be no effect on your grades. There are no known risks involved with this study. You can skip any questions you do not want to answer. There are no direct benefits to you for participating in this study; however, your participation will contribute to research in the area of youth development and transition into the workplace in emerging adults. If you are a student you may be able to receive extra credit points for your participation.

As a research participant, information you provide is anonymous, that is, no names or other identifiers will be collected. Psychdata.com allows researchers to suppress the delivery of IP addresses during the downloading of data, and in this study no IP address will be delivered to the researcher. However, Psychdata.com does collect IP addresses for its own purposes. If you have concerns about this you should review the privacy policy of Psychdata.com before you begin. By completing and submitting this electronic survey you are acknowledging that you are at least 18-years-old and that you voluntarily agree to participate in the study.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the study or your participation in the study, you may contact, Dr. Sabrina Des Rosiers by phone at (305) 899-4904 or by email at sedesrosiers@barry.edu or, Dr. Guillermo Wated, by phone at (305) 899-3274 or by email at gwated@barry.edu. You may also contact the Institutional Review Board point of contact, Barbara Cook, by phone at (305) 899-3020 or by email at bcook@barry.edu.


Thank you for your participation.




Sabrina Des Rosiers, Ph.D. and Guillermo Wated, Ph. D.

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