Tuesday, January 26, 2016

International Students Sought for Research Study

If you are adults aged 18 or over and hold a student visa (F-1/J-1) in the U.S., you are invited to participate in this research study! This research study is conducted by Patrick Pössel, Dr. rer. Soc. and Yu-Yun Liu, M.Ed. and sponsored by the University of Louisville, Department of Counseling and Human Development. The study will take place through an online survey. The purpose of this study is to research the associations between personality style, self-construals (e.g. in relation to others), and mood in international students. This study aims at adding more empirical evidence to the relationships between personality style and self-construals and proving implications for promoting the well-being of international students.

In this study, you will be asked to answer questions related to your personality styles, self-construals, recent life events, and your mood. In addition, you will be asked demographic questions (e.g., age, gender, country of origin, length of stay in the U.S., and intended degree). You will need about 30 minutes to answer all questions. You may decide not to answer any questions that make you uncomfortable.

Upon completing the survey, you will be given the opportunity to be entered in a drawing to receive a $50 gift card for your time, inconvenience, or expenses while you are in this study. Two participants will be selected randomly at the end of the study (approximately 3-6 months after the study begins). Taking part in this study is voluntary. You may choose not to take part at all. If you decide to be in this study you may stop taking part at any time. If you decide not to be in this study or if you stop taking part at any time, you will not lose any benefits for which you may qualify.

This study has been approved by the University of Louisville Institutional Review Board and the protocol number is 15.0395. If you choose to participate, you may access the study at the following link:
https://louisvilleeducation.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cvbAGCBgeoXeGJn. Additionally, please feel free to forward this link to other adults who may also be interested in completing this survey. If you have any questions regarding this study, please contact the researchers at yuyun.liu@louisville.edu or patrick.possel@louisville.edu. Thank you!