• Price: $50
  • Area: Nationwide
  • Posted: 26 July 13
  • Expire: Recurring
  • Age & Sex: M/F 18+


TITLE OF PROJECT: Environmental knowledge and concerns for the environment.

Please read the following information about the study to be conducted.

I agree to participate voluntarily in a project being conducted by Julien Vachon, and Dr. Fuschia M. Sirois, Ph.D. of the Department of Psychology at Bishop’s University, Lennoxville, Quebec.

To examine the factors influencing individuals’ environmental concerns and behaviors.

As a participant in this project, I will be asked to complete an online survey which includes questions about my concerns for the environment, my environmental knowledge, my feelings of connectedness to nature. I will also be asked to complete background questions about myself and my health-related behaviors.
This survey takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes to complete, although individual completion times may vary depending on the computer system. I may complete the survey at a location of my choice.

I am aware that at all times, I have the right to withdraw from the project without negative consequences. However, my responses will be anonymous and therefore I can only withdraw from this study up to the point that I click the “Submit Survey” button at the end of the survey.

Several steps will be taken to ensure the confidentiality of survey data you submit. All incoming surveys will be stored on a secure server and be accessible only by the researchers. The date and time of submission will be the only additional information attached to the surveys. Such information is used solely for the purpose of excluding duplicate submissions.

All electronic data will be stored on a password protected computer in the researcher’s lab to further ensure privacy. Only the researchers in this study will have access to this information for the purposes of analysis and conducting the study. Any reports of this study made available to participants or sent to a scientific journal for publication will contain information that reflects group results and not information about specific individuals. Following the guidelines of the Canadian and American Psychological Associations, data will be retained for a period of 5 years after publication in a secure place, after which time it will be disposed of in a secure manner (e.g. electronically deleted).

All data collected will be confidential and the property of the researcher, and will be used strictly for the above-mentioned project. However, this data may also be used by the researchers for subsequent studies upon receiving further clearance from the Research Ethics Board.

There are no anticipated risks or discomforts associated with participating in this study.

The potential benefits resulting in my participation are that I may become more aware of my knowledge and feelings about the environment.

The results from this study may advance knowledge regarding how perceptions and knowledge are linked to environmental concerns and how this may affect environmentally responsible behavior.

Julien Vachon can be reached by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and Dr. Sirois can be reached at (819) 822-9600, ext.2790 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The University’s Research Ethics Board approved this project on (date of approval). If I have any ethical concerns regarding this project, I may contact Dr. Claude Charpentier, Chair of the Research Ethics Board of Bishop’s University at (819) 822-9600, ext. 2653 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or I may contact Benoit-Antoine Bacon Associate Vice-Principal of Research of Bishop’s University at (819) 822-9600, ext. 2546 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

I agree to participate in this project and I have made this decision based on the information I have received about it. I have read and understand the present consent form and I accept its stipulations.

I understand that by completing and submitting this electronic survey that I am giving my consent to participate in this study according to the terms outlined above.

It is recommended that you print out a copy of this letter of information for your records.

Pass it on: Feel free to send the link for this page to other individuals who you know who might be interested in participating.

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