Informed Consent

This research is being conducted by Caroline Mulhall and Cassandra Rehmel, students in Psychology 462 at Hanover College.  The study in which you are asked to participate is designed to look at advanced education.

The following survey is designed for individuals who are currently are currently pursuing a graduate degree in any area of study or who intend to pursue a graduate degree in the future.

The entire study will take between 5 and 15 minutes. There are no known risks involved in being in this study, beyond those of everyday life. The responses you provide during the experiment are completely anonymous and at no time will your name be associated with the answers you give.

If you have any questions after the study, please contact Caroline Mulhall or Cassandra Rehmel.  You can also contact our research supervisor, Dr. Stephen Dine Young, at or the chair of the Hanover College IRB, Dr. William T. Altermatt, at if you have any questions or concerns.

Participation in this study is voluntary. Refusing to participate or ceasing to participate at anytime will involve no penalty.  If you choose to stop taking the survey at any point, please exit out of the survey.

Clicking the next button means you are agreeing to start the survey.