About this survey
The purpose of this research study is to learn about some of the reasons people play video games and use the internet. The researcher, Liz Kyonka, is a professor at California State University East Bay.
If you agree to participate in this research study, you will:
- provide some information about yourself and the amount of time you spend on the internet in a typical week,
- rate statements about your internet use,
- type answers to questions about your internet use.
The total time commitment is approximately thirty minutes.
There is a risk of loss of privacy. However, no names or identities will be used in any published reports of the research. Only the researchers will have access to the research data.
Because you will be looking at your screen, the risks involved in participating in this study are the same what you might experience working at a computer for half an hour to an hour (e.g., mild eye strain, backache). This survey must be completed in one sitting, but you can stretch, move, or look away from the screen to rest your eyes at any time. Participation is voluntary, and you may discontinue at any time.
The survey asks about your internet use and potential addiction, which could be stressful or upsetting some participants. If you are concerned about your internet use, social media use, or internet gaming, you can call the Substance Use and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Helpline at 1-800-622-HELP (4357), or visit their webpage for more information.
The research data will be kept in a secure, password-protected file, and only the researchers will have access to the data. At the conclusion of the study, all identifying information will be removed.
Your participation in this study may provide some insight about why you use the internet the way you do.
There will be no cost to you for participating in this research.
Participants can enter for a chance to win $20 for completing the survey. You must provide a valid, working email address to receive payment. Funds will be credited to your University account or distributed as a gift card. California State University East Bay employees are not eligible.
Contact informationInformation about this study:
If you have any further questions about the study, you may contact the researcher by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at (510) 885-3484.
Questions about your rights as a study participant, or comments or complaints about the study, may also be addressed to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at (510) 885-4212 or email@example.com.
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org