Participant Information Sheet Do ethnic minority individuals associate the same amount of ethnic identity pride when it is referred to as minority identity pride?

Researchers: Billy McConnachie

Invitation: You are being invited to participate in a research study. In order to provide informed consent to partake, please read the information carefully. Once you have understood what you will be doing as a participant in this study, you may decide whether to continue.

What is the purpose of the study?

This study aims to determine whether ethnic minority individuals associate the same level of pride in their identity when it is referred to as the more general term, minority pride.

Do I have to take part?

No, your participation is not mandatory, and it is your choice whether to take part. We will need your full consent if you decide to take part, you may withdraw from the study at any point.

What will happen to me if I take part?

You will be asked to complete a 24-item scale assessing the level of involvement and pride you have in your ethnic minority cultural practices. The scale has been adapted from the Multi-Ethnic Identity Measure (Phinney, 1992)

What are the possible disadvantages and risks of taking part in the study?

There is a small risk of emotional distress with this questionnaire. Participants may realise that they feel small pride and have little involvement in their ethnic minority community, resulting in them feeling discomfort in their identity.

What are the possible benefits of taking part?

Your data will be used to create a scale that improves the ability to better understand how minority pride in general cam combat minority stressors such as discrimination and stigma. This information is vital in determining whether we can use findings found in one minority group to better understand the experiences of another unstudied minority group.

Will my taking part in this study be kept confidential?

No data collected will be identifiable, meaning your identity will remain confidential.

What will happen to my data?

Your data will be collected in accordance to GDPR regulations, meaning it will be collected anonymously and stored on a secure server, where only those involved in the research project have access to. Data collected may be publicised in research reports, conferences, and/or books.

Who has reviewed the study?

Contacts for further information: Student researchers: Billy McConnachie at Supervisor: Dr Edwin Robertson at Thank you for reading the participant information sheet.

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