This study is being conducted by principal investigator William
The purpose of this study is to test and improve the validity of an
organizational assessment titled the "Presence and Purpose Inventory."
This instrument is used to help employees better understand how their
awareness and sense of purpose impacts their work, themselves, and their
communication with colleagues.
ELECTRONIC CONSENT TO READ & AGREE/DISAGREE Before Starting Survey
If you agree to contribute the results of your survey to this ongoing
validation study, we will ask you to do the following: You will be asked
to provide general information about yourself (i.e.,
gender, greatest degree of education, and years of professional service).
You will also be asked to read and answer each survey item according to
your experience in the workplace. Your answers will be collected in a
sever without any personal identification
information. The survey will take less than 10 minutes to
Risks of Being in the Assessment:
You might experience stress or distress during participation in
this assessment. To protect against this problem, you have the right to
withdraw from taking the assessment whenever
you become uncomfortable. If you no longer wish to take the
assessment, please click the x in the upper right corner to exit the
screen. You may also choose to call a helpline number in the event you
need further counseling. The Kristin Brooks Hope Center Hopeline: 1-800-784-2433 can
help you cope with a range of depressive feelings that may occur.
Your participation will
remain confidential. Your decision to participate will not affect your
relationships with the principal investigator, or the University of St.
The records of this study will be kept confidential. In any sort of
report we publish, we will not include information that will make it
possible to identify you in any way. The response data
will be created in anonymized form by the survey system, then this
anonymized data will be stored in secured password computers of the
principal investigator and the co-investigator. Only the principal
investigator and the co-investigator can access the data.
Nature of the Study:
Your participation in this study is entirely voluntary. Your decision
whether or not to participate will not affect your current or future
relations with the principal investigator,
the co-investigator, or the University of St. Thomas. If you decide
to participate, you are free to withdraw at any time. You are also free to
skip any questions.
The principal investigator's name is William Brendel. If you have
questions, you may contact the principal investigator at firstname.lastname@example.org / 612-300-1302.
You may also contact the University of St. Thomas Institutional Review
Board at 651-962-6035 with
any questions or concerns.
Please select your choice
below. You may print a copy of this consent form for your records.
Clicking on the “Agree” button indicates that: "I have read the above
information. My questions have been answered
to my satisfaction. I consent to participate in the study. I
am at least 18 years of age."
To continue on to the survey, please click the button below.