You are invited to participate in a research study designed to explore potential differences in personality and emotional processing between individuals who have multiple sexual partners. The study is being conducted by Ann Marie DelSignore, B.S., Doctoral Candidate, under the direction of Annette Kluck, Ph.D., Associate Professor/Faculty Advisor, in the Auburn University Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation and Counseling. You were selected as a possible participant because you currently have multiple sexual partners and are age 19 years or older.
Your participation is completely voluntary. If you decide to participate in this research study, you will be asked to complete an online survey. Your total time commitment will be approximately 30 - 45 minutes.
The risks associated with participating in this study are potential discomfort and breach of confidentiality. To minimize these risks, we will provide you with information to access local medical and mental healthcare providers. Additionally, the survey website will not collect the URL or e-mail addresses of the participants.
There will be no direct costs, benefits or compensation for your participation. Your participation, however, could potentially help others, including the field of psychology, gain a better understanding attributes of people who prefer and/or choose to have multiple sexual partners.
If you change your mind about participating, you can withdraw at any time by closing your browser window. Once you’ve submitted anonymous data, it cannot be withdrawn since it will be unidentifiable. Your decision about whether or not to participate or to stop participating will not jeopardize your future relations with Auburn University or the Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation and Counseling.
Any data obtained in connection with this study will remain anonymous. We will protect your privacy and the data you provide by storing it on a password protected computer belonging to Auburn University and/or Ann Marie DelSignore. Information collected through your participation may be used to fulfill an educational requirement, published in a professional journal, and/or presented at a professional meeting.
If you have questions about this study, please contact Ann Marie DelSignore at firstname.lastname@example.org or Annette Kluck, Ph.D at email@example.com.
If you have questions about your rights as a research participant, you may contact the Auburn University Office of Human Subjects Research or the Institutional Review Board by phone (334) 844-5966 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or IRBChair@auburn.edu.
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