INDIANA UNIVERSITY STUDY INFORMATION SHEET FORM
Understanding the Coping
Strategies of College Students Across Culture
IRB Study # 1612402181
You are invited to participate in a research study aimed at
understanding the coping strategies of Chinese and East Asian American college
students when facing challenges in life. You were selected as a possible
participant because you are an Asian American college student. We ask that you
read this form and ask any questions you may have before agreeing to be in the
The study is being conducted by Kuo Deng and Dr. Joel Wong in the
Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology at Indiana University
The purpose of this study is to explore how
Chinese and Asian American college students cope with problems in their lives.
PROCEDURES FOR THE STUDY:
If you agree to be in the study, you will participate
in an online survey, lasting no more than fifteen minutes.
RISKS AND BENEFITS
There are no significant risks associated with your participation
except for the minimal discomfort that would naturally be associated with reflecting
challenging experiences. There is also
a risk of loss of confidentiality.
The possible benefits of
participating in this research include gaining an understanding of how college
students in both countries deal with challenges in different or similar ways.
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. All surveys
and relevant data will be kept securely with the principal investigators. The
principal investigators and a team of three authorized doctoral students will
be the only people who have access to the data. Participants will be de-identified when
conducting data analysis as well as reporting the results. Upon
completion of the study, the recordings will be destroyed.
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
Upon completion of the data collection,
you will be given the opportunity to enter in
a drawing for $25 Amazon gift card as an incentive
for your participation in the study. The chance of winning is one in thirty
people. Please provide your email address if you wish to enter the drawing.
CONTACTS FOR QUESTIONS OR PROBLEMS
For questions about the study, contact the researcher Kuo Deng at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 (812) 856-4242 or (800) 696-2949.
VOLUNTARY NATURE OF STUDY
part in this study is entirely 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 Bloomington.
This research is
intended for individuals 18 years of age or older. If you are under age 18, do not complete the survey.