Investigator(s): Olivia Mayak, Scott King
Purpose of Study:
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of viewing Instagram images on attitudes toward one’s self. You will have an opportunity to receive a complete explanation of the study's purpose following the conclusion of the study.
Upon the informed consent, you will be asked to complete a demographic sheet and three surveys provided by the researcher. After completing these forms, you will be asked to engage in a slideshow via your computer. Once you are finished with the slideshow, you will then be asked to complete a second set of surveys. All of your information and responses will be kept confidential and under strict password-protected computers. You and/or the researcher may stop your participation in this study at any time during the experiment.
Discomforts and Risks:
As a result of participating in this study, you will not experience any discomforts or risks other than what you normally experience as an Internet user.
As a result of participating in this study, you may have a better understanding of how Instagram affects attitudes toward the self.
Time Required: up to 30 minutes
If any questions, problems, or concerns should arise before, during, or after the completion of my participation, you can contact Olivia Mayak via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, faculty supervisor Scott King at email@example.com, or Institutional Review Board Compliance Officer, Megan Bowers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shenandoah University IRB
This is to certify that I, , hereby agree to participate as volunteer in a scientific investigation as an authorized part of the education and research program of Shenandoah University under the supervision of ____Olivia Mayak (student investigator) and Scott King (faculty supervisor) .
The investigation and my part in the investigation have been defined and fully explained to me by the investigator(s), and I understand this explanation. A copy of the procedures of this investigation and a description of any risks and discomforts has been provided to me and has been discussed in detail with me.
I have been given an opportunity to ask whatever questions I may have had and all such questions and inquiries have been answered to my satisfaction.
I understand that any data or answers to questions will remain confidential with regard to my identity.
I FURTHER UNDERSTAND THAT I AM FREE TO WITHDRAW MY CONSENT AND TERMINATE MY PARTICIPATION AT ANY TIME.
I understand that if I wish to be debriefed on the findings of this study, I may leave my email on this document in order to receive information about the findings/conclusions of this study.
Shenandoah University IRB