The impact of Christianity on Resilience and Life Satisfaction among University Students

You are invited to participate in this student research study. Before you decide to take part, it is important for you to understand why the research is being done and what it will involve. Please take the time to read the following information carefully and decide whether or not to take part in this study.Thank you for reading this.

Brief Summary

We are looking to learn more about the impact of Christianity on resilience and life satisfaction among University Students. There is a lack of research which looks at Christianity, and in the student population.

Why have I been chosen?

You have been chosen because you fit the population specification of being a university student who is a Christian or without any religion. However, you cannot take part in this study if you have a clinical diagnosis of a mental health condition. Your participation is valuable to explore the variables of the study.

What’s involved if I agree to take part?

We are willing to support you to decide whether this research study is suitable for you. If you have more questions upon reading this information sheet, please do not hesitate to contact us. If you would like to participate, we will ask you to sign a consent form. There is no obligation to participate in this study, it is voluntary. You have the right to withdraw from this study for any reason and at any time, without having to explain to the researcher, even if you have signed the consent form. However, your data could not be removed once we enter the data analysing stage.

You will complete online questionnaires on the Experimentum, which is a platform approved by the University of Glasgow. If you are a Christian, you will complete questionnaires regarding resilience, life satisfaction, and religiosity. On the other hand, you will only complete the resilience, and life satisfaction questionnaires if you do not have any religion. Your results will be saved anonymously. You will take approximately 10 minutes to complete the whole study.

Confidentiality: Ways to protect your identity and data

Any data you provide will be kept confidential as part of this research study. Any names will be omitted and any personally identifying information will be changed. Also, all of your data will be stored safely in a password-protected computer, and only made accessible to future researchers in a form which protects individual and personal information. Additionally, sharing the results with other researchers will occur as instructed by the University’s policy, ensuring your confidentiality.

What will happen to the results of the research study?

The results will be submitted to the School of Psychology at the University of Glasgow as a Level 4 Dissertation. This will be seen by my supervisor, a second marker, and possibly, an external marker. It may also be read by other level 4 Psychology students at the University of Glasgow Undergraduate conference, and future psychology students. All the data will be destroyed immediately following the completion of the study (20th March 2020).

Who can I contact if I want more information

If you have any queries about the study, or would like to request for the summary of the anonymised results, please don’t hesitate to contact the researcher or the project supervisor.
Perrin Yan (
Edwin Robertson (

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