University of Central Arkansas (UCA) and Malcolm A. North, PhD,

Interpersonal Behaviors  Study Informed Consent

You are being asked to participate in a research study.  Before you give your consent to volunteer, it is important that you read the following information to be sure you understand what you will be asked to do.

Investigators

The principle investigator is Malcolm A. North Ph.D, who is conducting research through the PhD in Leadership Studies program of UCA. He can be contacted at mnorth(at)uca.edu and through the Leadership Department at 501-852 0906.

Purpose of the Research

This study is to investigate the nature of workplace behaviors between supervisors, administrators, staff, leaders and their respective employees.  It is a self-report survey designed to     

Procedures

If you volunteer to participate in this study, you will be asked to complete a 7-8 minute online self-report questionnaire about your experience of your supervisor. 

Potential Risks or Discomforts

There are no foreseeable risks associated with this study.

Potential Benefits of the Research

There are no incentives offered, however, the results of interviews, scans, focus groups will be shared in aggregate form with C.I. leadership.

Confidentiality and Data Storage

All participants can expect to remain anonymous and their privacy and confidentiality of their responses maintained. No personal identifiers can be traced to an individual response.

Responses from this research is kept on one computer. No possible connection or identification of the original participant is possible at any stage. The data will be stored at UCA for at least 3 years after completion of the study.

Participation and Withdrawal

Your participation in this research study is voluntary.  You may refuse to participate or stop participation at anytime without penalty.  To stop simply close the browser and exit the survey.    

Questions about the Research

If you have any questions about the research, you may contact Malcolm North at  mnorth(at)uca.edu and 501-852 0906.  

This research project has been reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects at the University of Central Arkansas.  

I have read the information provided above.  I understand that by checking the agreement box of the online survey that I am agreeing to participate in this research study.  

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