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Curtin University
School of Psychology and Speech Pathology

The Effect Of Socially Integrating Physical Activity On Life Satisfaction During Retirement

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.

Hi, my name is Danielle Crane and I am an Undergraduate Psychology Honours student in the School of Psychology & Speech Pathology at Curtin University. For my honours dissertation I am required to develop and conduct a research project. I have chosen to investigate the effect of participating in socially integrating physical activities on life satisfaction during retirement. I am seeking retirees aged 62 to 70 who will complete a short questionnaire.

The survey will take approximately 10 minutes and is available by clicking the link below.

Your participation is completely voluntary, and you will be able to withdraw without completing the survey, however by beginning the survey you will be confirming consent for your results to be used. Although participation may not directly benefit you, results may benefit retirees in the future with the retirement transition process.

The information you give will be completely anonymous and confidential. The results will be saved in an electronic data file that only I and my supervisor will have access to.

If you would like further information about this research, please contact Dr. Lyndall Steed on 9266 7182 (l.steed@curtin.edu.au) or my supervisor, Dr. Ros Morrow on 9266 3036 (r.morrow@curtin.edu.au).

Thank you for your attention.

This project will be carried out in accordance with the National Statement On Ethical Conduct In Research Involving Humans. This study has been approved by the Curtin University Human Research Ethics Committee (Approval Number Psych and SP 2011 31). The Committee comprises members of the public, academics, lawyers, doctors and pastoral carers. Its main role is to protect participants. If needed, verification of approval can be obtained either by writing to the Curtin University Human Research Ethics Committee, c/- Office of Research and Development, Curtin University, GPO Box U1987, Perth, 6845 or by telephoning 9266 2784 or by emailing hrec@curtin.edu.au.

Thank you for your interest in this research,
Danielle Crane.