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PROJECT TITLE

Environmental attitudes scale validation

 

INVITATION

You are being asked to take part in a research study on environmental attitudes and behaviours.



The aim of this study is to recreate the factor structure of an attitude and behaviour scale. The data you provide will be analysed to test the underlying structure of these scales, and to test their validity. Your data will  be used to develop a pro-environmental attitude/behaviour measure.

 

This study is being conducted by myself (Alistair Soutter) and I can be contacted at S1636551@sms.ed.ac.uk. This research is being conducted to meet the requirements of a PhD (Psychology) at the University of Edinburgh under the supervision of René Mottus (rene.mottus@ed.ac.uk) and co-supervisor Tim Bates (tim.bates@ed.ac.uk). This study has been approved the University of Edinburgh Psychology department ethics committee, who can be contacted at cgale@staffmail.ed.ac.uk.

 

WHAT WILL HAPPEN

In this study you will be asked to complete a number of items regarding your attitudes and beliefs in regards to the environment.

 

TIME COMMITMENT

The study typically takes 10-15 minutes. 

 

PARTICIPANTS’ RIGHTS

You may decide to stop being a part of the research study at any time without explanation. You have the right to ask that any data you have supplied to that point be withdrawn/destroyed. 

 

You have the right to have your questions about the procedures answered (unless answering these questions would interfere with the study’s outcome). If you have any questions as a result of reading this information sheet, you should ask the researcher before the study begins.

 

BENEFITS AND RISKS

There are no known benefits or risks for you in this study. Participation in this study is entirely voluntary: you are not obliged to participate and if you decide to participate, you are free to withdraw at any time without having to give a reason and without consequence.

 

CONFIDENTIALITY/ANONYMITY

The data we collect do not contain any personal information about you. Your data is randomised and

there will be no record that links the data collected from you with any personal data from which you could be identified. You can decide not to consent to having your data included in further analyses at any time. Once anonymised, these data may be made available to researchers via accessible data repositories and possibly used for novel purposes.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

If you want to find out about the final results of this study or have any other questions regarding the study, you should contact myself at S1636551@sms.ed.ac.uk.

 

I have read and understood the information above and I agree to participate in this research.

 

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