Impact of Discrimination on Asian American LGB Persons
Principle Investigators: Frances Shen, Ph.D., Rebecca Goldsborough, Brittany Sievers, and Brianna Werner
Institution: University of Illinois at Springfield
This research is being conducted by Rebecca Goldsborough and Dr. Frances Shen of the Psychology Department at the University of Illinois at Springfield. The main purpose of this research is to better understand the impact of discrimination on the well being of Asian American LGB persons. This consent form will provide information about this research study. Should you choose to participate in this research, you will be asked to click the “continue” button below to indicate that you have read this form, understand the nature of this research as described, and consent to participation in this research.
You can participate in this research if: (1) you are between the ages of 18 and 80, (2) you identify as Asian American, and (3) you identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual in sexual orientation.
This research will consist of a survey that will last approximately 30-40 minutes. As part of this research, you will be asked several questions about your experiences with discrimination, your cultural values and perspectives, and yours and others’ attitudes towards homosexuality. The survey can be completed online on a computer at a location of your choice.
Your participation in this study is completely voluntary. Participants who complete the survey can enter into a lottery drawing to win one of four $25 gift certificates or one of four $50 gift certificates by submitting an email address at the end of the survey. To maintain anonymity of participant responses in the websurvey, you will be provided with a link at the end of the study that will bring you to a separate page for you to submit your email address. Winners will then be contacted via the email address provided. The odds of winning the certificate will depend on the number of participant entries, but can be estimated at 1 in 25. The drawing will take place at the end of the study, which is approximated for January 2013.
There are no foreseeable risks of psychological or physical harm to be encountered by participation in this research. However, please understand that you can end your participation at any time for any reason. There are no consequences if you decide not to participate. Even if you do participate, you do not have to answer every question or complete all parts of the survey. Although there are no direct benefits to you from participating in this research, from this research you can learn more about how experiences of discrimination can impact Asian American LGB.
The surveys will be strictly anonymous. No identifying information will be used. All data from this will be reported in a group format.
This research is being conducted by Rebecca Goldsborough, student in the UIS Psychology Department and Dr. Frances Shen, assistant professor in the UIS Psychology Department. If you have any questions about this project, you can contact Dr. Shen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-206-7270.
This research has been reviewed by the UIS Human Subjects Review Officer, Dr. Lynn Pardie. Dr. Pardie can be reached at 217-206-6614 to answer any questions about your rights as a volunteer participant in this research.