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You are invited to participate in a research study that is being conducted by Olivia Kan and Mary Yan under the supervision of Dr. James Walkup, Ph.D who is a professor in the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University. The purpose of this research, which has been reviewed and approved by the Rutgers University Institutional Review Board, is to examine how job characteristics influence employment decisions. Approximately 60 individuals will participate in the study.

The study procedures involve the reading of a brief vignette describing a hypothetical scenario. You will then be asked to keep this vignette in mind as you complete a brief survey which will involve short answer and multiple choice questions. We estimate that you should be able to complete the survey in 10 minutes or less.
There are no direct payments or benefits to filling out the survey, but it may give you a chance to think about different considerations to keep in mind when seeking employment post-graduation. You will also contribute to the scientific research on human relationships and the decision-making process that students go through when evaluating employment options. Risks do not exceed those normally encountered in everyday conversations and there is no cost to participating.

Participation in this study is voluntary. You may choose not to participate, and you may withdraw at any time during the study procedures without any penalty to you. In addition, you may choose not to answer any questions with which you are not comfortable.

Our research team wants to make sure that you responses are kept anonymous. Anonymous means that we will record no information about you that could identify you. This means that we will not record your name, address, phone number, date of birth, etc. We will also do not keep the IP address associated with your responses. The research team and the Institutional Review Board at Rutgers University are the only parties that will be allowed to see the data, except as may be required by law. If a report of this study is published, or the results are presented at a professional conference, only group results will be stated, unless you have agreed otherwise.

If you have any questions about the study procedures, you may contact Olivia Kan at, or Mary Yan at Alternatively, you may contact the faculty member supervising the study, James Walkup, at or 212-518-3091. If you have any questions about your rights as a research subject, you may contact the Sponsored Programs Administrator at Rutgers University at:

Rutgers University Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

3 Rutgers Plaza

New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8559
Tel: 848-932-0150

If you would like to know the results of this survey, please contact Olivia Kan and she will let you know when the results are available. You may also print out a copy of this informed consent for your own records.

If you disagree, or do not want to participate, then please exit this survey now.

If you are over 18 years old, and understand that by clicking below you give your informed consent to participate in this study, then please click below. 

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