Participant Information Form

"The effects of anxiety and perfectionism on procrastination behaviours in university students"

You are invited to take part in this research study. Before deciding to take part, please take time to read the following information carefully. It is important for you to understand why the research is being done and what it will involve.

Exclusion Criteria

Please only participate if:You are a University Student AND do not have a formal diagnosis of a learning difficulties, such as ADHD, Autism or Dyslexia.

What is the purpose of this study?

The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of anxiety and perfectionism on procrastination behaviours in university students. This study is conducted as part of the investigator's undergraduate project.

What will participation involve?

You will be asked to log in to the online resource Experimentum, created by the University of Glasgow’s School of Psychology, as a guest then asked age and gender identity. You will then be asked to complete three questionnaires: Generalized Anxiety Disorder-7, Frost Multi-Dimensional Perfectionism Scale and the Pure Procrastination Scale, measuring anxiety, perfectionism and procrastination respectively. We anticipate that participation will take up to 15 minutes.

Do I have to take part?

No, participation is completely voluntary and you are able withdraw at any point of the questionnaire process by closing the browser, in which case and your data will be discarded and not included in the research. However, it is essential you do this before finishing the study as individual answers will not be able to be identified once submitted.

Will my taking part in this study be kept confidential?

Yes, all data will be kept confidential and treated in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (2018).

What are the benefits and risks of taking part?

There are no serious risks of taking part, although due to the nature of the content, some questions may be sensitive for those affected. If this is the case, please withdraw from the study.

What will happen to the results of the research study?

All data collected will be analyzed anonymously and will be presented in level three Psychology undergraduate student reports. No responses will be traceable back to participants and all data will be kept confidential.

Who can I contact if I want more information?

If you wish to get information about the study, please contact one of the student researchers: Mairi Robertson

Or their project supervisor: Steven McNair

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