Principal Investigators:
Emily Vogels
Department of Psychology, University of New Brunswick
Email: evogels@unb.ca
 
Hannah Stewart
Department of Psychology, University of New Brunswick
Email: hannah.stewart@unb.ca
 
Hello:
 
You are invited to participate in an online survey about individuals’ experiences with sexting, body image, & personality traits. This study hopes to better understand sexual behaviors using technology. We are interested in looking at adults’ sexual histories, sexting experiences, consumption of sexually explicit material (e.g., pornography), body satisfaction, and personality. We intend to use these results to gain a better understanding of people who sext and why they sext.
 
This questionnaire takes approximately 30 minutes to complete online. You can skip any questions that you do not wish to answer. All of your answers are confidential; there will be no way to identify who answered which questionnaire because we will not be asking you to provide your names. We ask that you refrain from including any identifying information in your responses. Survey results will be securely stored in a password protected database that will only be accessed by the researchers listed above.
 
Completion of this questionnaire is completely voluntary, and you may decline to participate or choose to withdraw your participation at any time up until you submit your survey. If you wish to terminate your survey session, you can simply exit the survey by closing the browser without submitting your answers and your responses will be deleted. The survey is considered complete once you finish all of the questionnaires and move on to the debriefing. Once you click on the “submit” button, you cannot withdraw or delete your answers because this is a confidential online survey. 
 
There are very few risks associated with participating in this survey. Some of the questions on the survey are of a personal nature and may cause you to feel discomfort. Again, completion of the survey is entirely voluntary and you are free to skip any questions that you do not wish to answer. It is important that if you feel any distress that persists for more than 5 minutes, you can contact the health line below. You may also contact the Mental Health Helpline 1-800-273-8255, the 24-hour crisis hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or visit http://www.mentalhealthhelpline.ca (CANADA) or http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net (USA).

As a way of thanking you for your time and effort, you can enter our drawing for a chance to win one of ten $10 gift cards if you so choose. A summary of the findings will be available to those who would like to receive them.


This project is on file with the Research Ethics Board, University of New Brunswick (REB 2017-157).


If you have any questions or concerns about this survey or your rights or treatment as a participant, you may contact one of the primary researchers, Emily Vogels at (evogels@unb.ca), Hannah Stewart at (hannah.stewart@unb.ca), or the Chair of the Department of Psychology Research Ethics Committee, Dr. Heather Sears, (hsears@unb.ca), or Dr. Steven Turner, Chair of the University of New Brunswick’s Research Ethics Board for assistance (506) 453-5189, turner@unb.ca.


Thank you so much for your help! 


Emily Vogels

Hannah Stewart
Department of Psychology
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