Title of the study: The impact of COVID-19 related social isolation on sleep quality in students

You are being invited to take part in a research study as part of a Psychology Dissertation Project. Please take time to read the following information in order to understand why the research is being conducted, and what it will consist of. Information will also follow surrounding what will happen to your data and results, and how to withdraw at any point.

What is the purpose of the study? The present study aims to investigate the extent to which COVID-19 related social isolation may impact sleep quality in students. Findings of the study will give more insight into this relationship and risk factors of students’ sleep quality, thus proving beneficial within clinical services.

To view the current guidelines and restrictions for areas in the UK, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus.

We are looking for currently enrolled students (at any university in the UK) between the ages of 18-25 years old, with no diagnosed sleep disorder.

Do I have to take part? No, you do not have to take part if you don't want to. If you do volunteer to participate, you can stop at any time, or contact the researcher in order to withdraw any data in the future.

What will happen to the data collected? All data will be kept completely anonymous and confidential. You will not be asked to give any information of your name, where you live etc. The results will be used within the dissertation project write up, submitted in March 2021. Throughout the process of writing the dissertation, and following submission, data will be safely maintained in the University system, for 10 years, giving you the opportunity to withdraw your results at any time.

Who can I contact if I want more information? If you wish for more information about the study, and/or a summary of the anonymised group results please feel free to contact either the organiser of the study - Amy Paterson: 2324859p@student.gla.ac.uk, or the supervisor of the study - Dr. Heather Cleland Woods: heather.woods@glasgow.ac.uk

Who has reviewed this study? This study has been reviewed and approved by the supervisor Dr. Cleland Woods and is in keeping with the British Psychological Society's ethical guidelines.

Thank you for taking the time to read this information sheet.

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