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Curtin University
School of Psychology and Speech Pathology

Identity Exploration On The Internet

Participant Information Sheet

Thank you for your interest in this research.

Please be advised that data collection has now ended, and the researchers have moved on to analysing and writing up their results.

Please watch this space for a summary of results by early November 2010.

Hello. My name is Ashley, and I am conducting research for my Psychology Honours project. This is an online survey about how young adults explore their identity.

If you are aged between 18 and 25 I would like to invite you to take part in this survey. The survey will take 15 minutes to complete, and will involve answering questions about yourself and how you explore your identity. By continuing to enter the survey below, you are confirming that you have read this information and consent to participating in this research.

Once you have completed the survey, you will be taken to a web page where you have the option to enter your email to be included in a draw for a $50 voucher, and will be given instructions to access a summary of this study’s key findings. Your email will not be linked to your responses.

Your participation is voluntary, and should you change your mind you are free to stop taking the survey or withdraw at any point. Your survey responses will be anonymous and confidential, and data will only be accessed by my supervisor and I.

The data collected will be reported in aggregated form only. It will appear in my Honours dissertation, and may be published in academic journals or presented at academic conferences, as well as shared with other competent researchers.

Should you have any questions or comments about the survey, please email my supervisor or I (contact details below).

Thank you for your interest,

Ashley Metcalfe

Dr. Lynne Roberts (supervisor)

This study has been approved by the School of Psychology Ethics Committee and by the Curtin University HREC, (Approval Number Psych and SP 2010 11). Should you have any concerns about the conduct of this project please contact the Committee either by writing to the School of Psychology and Speech Pathology, Curtin University, GPO Box U1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia, by telephoning 08 9266 7182, or emailing

Thank you for your interest in this research,
Ashley Metcalfe.