Asian American Men's Experiences of Discrimination
You are invited to participate in a research study of Gendered Racism among Asian American Men. You
were selected as a possible subject because you are an Asian American
man who is 18 years or older, either born and raised in the U.S. or
immigrated into U.S. before age 10. We
ask that you read this form and ask any questions you may have before
agreeing to be in the study. The study is being conducted by Dr. Joel
Wong and Tao Liu from the Department of Counseling and Educational
Psychology at Indiana University Bloomington.
The purpose of this study is to
understand how Asian American men may experience racism uniquely that is
different from Asian American women and men of other races. We will use
the survey data to develop a measure for Asian American men’s
experiences of discrimination based on the intersection of race and
NUMBER OF PEOPLE TAKING PART IN THE STUDY:
If you agree to participate, you will be one of about 100 students who will be participating in this research.
PROCEDURES FOR THE STUDY:
If you agree to be in the study, you
will complete a short survey to answer questions of demographics and
rate statements about perceived discrimination on frequency and
stressfulness, cultural orientations, physical symptoms, psychological
distress, identity as an Asian American man, and masculine gender role
stress. This will take you about 30 minutes to complete.
RISKS OF TAKING PART IN THE STUDY:
be minimal risk participating in this study. You may feel uncomfortable
answering certain questions. If at any time you want to stop, you can
end the participation in the study at any time. If you experience high
levels of psychological distress due to the participation into the
study, we recommend you to contact mental health professionals as soon
BENEFITS OF TAKING PART IN THE STUDY:
will be no direct benefit for you to participate in this study.
However, the information you provide will be used to help researchers to
gain deeper understandings of Asian American men’s experiences of
discrimination, an area of research requiring more scholarly attention.
Efforts will be made to keep your personal information confidential. We cannot guarantee absolute confidentiality. Your personal information may be disclosed if required by law. Your identity will be held in confidence in reports in which the study may be published and databases in which results may be stored.
Organizations that may inspect and/or
copy your research records for quality assurance and data analysis
include groups such as the study investigator and his/her research
associates, the Indiana University Institutional Review Board or its
designees and (as allowed by law) state or federal agencies,
specifically the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP).
CONTACTS FOR QUESTIONS OR PROBLEMS
For questions about the study or a research-related injury, contact the researcher Tao Liu at firstname.lastname@example.org. If
you cannot reach the researcher during regular business hours (i.e.
8:00AM-5:00PM), please call the IU Human Subjects Office at (317)
278-3458 [for Indianapolis] or (812) 856-4242 [for Bloomington] or (800)
For questions about your rights as a
research participant or to discuss problems, complaints or concerns
about a research study, or to obtain information, or offer input,
contact the IU Human Subjects Office at (317) 278-3458 or [for
Indianapolis] or (812) 856-4242 [for Bloomington] or (800) 696-2949 or
by e-mail at email@example.com.
VOLUNTARY NATURE OF STUDY
Taking part in this study is
voluntary. You may choose not to take part or may leave the study at
any time. Leaving the study will not result in any penalty or loss of
benefits to which you are entitled. Your decision whether or not to
participate in this study will not affect your current or future
relations with Indiana University.