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DESCRIPTION OF THE RESEARCH: You are invited to participate in a research study on social attitudes about race. You will be asked to respond to a number of questions which are designed to assess your own feelings about race, racism, and spirituality. The research will be conducted through an online platform called Qualtrics and you are asked to participate from a private/personal computer.

RISKS AND BENEFITS: The risks and possible benefits associated with this study are minimal however some questions may cause subjects to recall difficult or painful past experiences that may cause slight discomfort. Any participant may discontinue participation at any time for any reason.

PAYMENTS: As a participant, you will have the option to be entered into a raffle to win a $100 Visa giftcard with a 1 in 300 or .3% chance of winning.

DATA STORAGE TO PROTECT CONFIDENTIALITY: In order to enter the raffle, you will be asked to provide your name and email however this information will not be in any way link to your responses in this research study. All identifying information that you provide will be kept private and confidential. Each completed survey will be numerically coded to further ensure anonymity. The data will be temporarily stored on Qualtrics ( until data collection is completed. At that time, the numerically coded data will be downloaded in to a password protected computer. The password will only be known to the principal investigator. When analysis of the data is complete, the data will be stored in a locked file cabinet and the data will be destroyed after 5 years.

TIME INVOLVEMENT: Your participation will take approximately 45 minutes.

HOW WILL RESULTS BE USED: The results of the study will be used to fulfill the principal investigator’s dissertation requirement and inform the best clinical practices working with Black adults in counseling and therapy. It is possible that the results may be utilized for future educational purposes including publications and/or conference presentations.



Criteria for Participation:

            -MUST BE 18 YEARS OR OLDER