Thank you very much for your interest in our research!
You might agree that sometimes you have felt dissatisfied with
what you were doing because it did
not relate to the values and goals most important to you. On
the other hand, we sometimes experience happiness and
fulfillment when we feel that our actions are
related to our most fundamental concerns.
At the beginning of this study we will present you with a thought exercise
concerned with how your life goals and specific actions are related.
This will be followed by three short questionnaires.
The study is a joint project of researchers from the United States, the
United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. It is run at the
University of Cardiff, UK.
For your protection, the researchers have obtained ethical approval for
this study from the Ethics Committee of the School of Psychology at Cardiff.
If you have questions or concerns about any aspect of this project or its
technical operation, please e-mail Martin Bruder
(wipfelhauch‑firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have
specific ethical concerns about this study or questions about your rights
as a participant, you may also contact Prof Antony
Manstead (MansteadA@cf.ac.uk), the
supervisor in charge for this project.
Clicking the "start"-button below is evidence that you have read and
understood the following and agree to it:
- your participation in the study will involve engaging in one thought
exercise and answering three questionnaires. Completion will take
approx. 10-15 minutes.
- your participation is entirely voluntary, you may refuse to answer
any of the questions, and you can withdraw from the study at any time
without without penalty or loss of privilege.
- you must be 18 years or older to participate.
- the information provided by you will be held totally anonymously
and you will not be identified in any presentation or publication
of this research. It will be impossible to trace your data back to
you individually. In accordance with the UK Data Protection Act,
this information may be retained indefinitely.
- although your data will be anonymous, you should note that this
experiment is not being run from a "secure" https-server of the kind
typically used to handle credit card transactions. This means that
there is a small possibility that responses could be viewed by
unauthorized third parties.
- many individuals find participation in this study interesting
and there are no foreseeable risks associated with your participation.
At the end of the study you will be provided with additional
information and feedback.
Some questions about yourself...
We would first like to ask you for
some information about yourself that we will need to properly
analyse your data. Answering these questions will not compromise the
anonymity of your data.
Your native language:
If English is not your native language, please indicate your command
(English is my native
If you would like to begin the survey, please press the
Martin Bruder (Cardiff University, UK), Jochim Hansen
(University of Basel, Switzerland), Markus Maringer (University of Groningen, the
Netherlands), Arlen Moller (University of Rochester, USA)
Martin Bruder, School of Psychology, Cardiff University, Tower Building,
Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AT, UK; Tel: +44-29-20875353
Prof Antony Manstead, School of Psychology, Cardiff University, Tower Building,
Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AT, UK; Tel: +44-29-20870139