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Reasons for Children's Behavior (RCB)

Information Sheet


AMAZON MECHANICAL TURK INFORMATION SHEET

Reasons for Children’s Behaviors Study

Principal Investigator: Christie Petrenko

This form describes a research study that is being conducted by Christie Petrenko, Ph.D. from Mt. Hope Family Center, University of Rochester. The purpose of this study is to understand the various reasons for children’s behaviors and how parents think about them.

If you decide to take part in this study, you will be asked to complete a survey that will take about 25-30 minutes to complete.

If you decide to take part in this study, you will be asked to complete 1 HIT using Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk). It will take about 25-30 minutes to complete the tasks. You will also be sent a follow up survey two weeks after you complete the HIT. If you complete this follow up survey (12-16 min)you will receive a bonus of $.25 via this HIT.

The survey will ask questions about common causes of children’s behavior and how much they apply to your child. There will also be questions about parenting strategies and your experience as a parent. A few questions about family background are included to understand how children’s behavior varies across families.

If you decide to be in this study, you will complete the survey now. You will be asked to provide your email address so that we can send you a follow-up survey. The follow-up survey will include some of the same questions from the survey you completed. You will receive this link approximately two weeks after you complete the survey. Please do not complete this survey more than once until you are sent a link to take it again.

If you have more than one child between the ages of 3 and 16, please take the survey one time, thinking of one child. We are interested in reasons for all children’s behavior, but especially that of children with disabilities. Therefore, if you have a child with a disability between the age of 3 and 16, please take the survey with that child in mind. If you do not have a child with a disability, think of any child you wish. Please take the follow up survey with the same child in mind.

We will ask for your email address at the beginning of the survey so we can send you an email to complete the second survey in two weeks. This will help us understand how stable children’s behavior is over time.

At the end of the survey, you will receive individualized feedback based on your answers to some of the questions in the survey, compared to hundreds of other participants. It is important to note that this information is not diagnostic and does not represent medical advice. If you have concerns about your child’s behavior or your experience parenting, try talking to your child’s doctor or therapist for ideas or resources in your community that might help.

You will receive feedback on how effective you feel as a parent and how satisfied you are in the parenting role. You will also receive feedback on how you feel about your child, including how much you feel your child misbehaves on purpose, the difficulty of his or her personality, and whether you have a short-term or long-term view of misbehavior.

We estimate that approximately 5,000 subjects will participate in this study. Please only complete this survey one time. You are welcome to forward the survey link to others who may be eligible and interested.

Risks & Protections
Some of the survey questions could make you feel uncomfortable or bored. You can skip any of the questions you do not want to answer.

There is also a risk of breach of confidentiality. In this study we will not ask identifying information about your child. We will ask you for your email address, which is identifiable information about you. We are collecting your email address in order to send you a link to complete the survey for the second time, approximately two weeks after you complete the survey now.

Your confidentiality will be maintained to the degree permitted by the technology used. Specifically, no guarantees can be made regarding the interception of data sent via the Internet by any third parties. To minimize this risk, your email address will be collected separately from your survey responses. We will delete all record of your email address after you complete the survey for the second time. Emails will be kept completely separate from your survey responses so that your data is not personally identifiable.

As with any MTurk HITs, your “Worker” rating will be affected if the HITs are not completed appropriately for this platform. Responses will be manually examined and accepted or rejected. In addition, the researchers will review survey information for appropriate responses and decide whether to approve or reject the submission. If your survey is rejected, your “Worker” rating will be affected and your information will not be used for this study.
After examining the data carefully, we will pay the Mturk workers who:
  • Provided responses to at least 75% of the questions on the survey
  • Demonstrated that they paid attention to the wording of the items
  • Did not rush through the survey at an excessively fast pace
  • Did not previously complete this same survey


This study will use SurveyGizmo.com to collect your research data and, therefore, Amazon will not have access to your research data. All of the information we collect will be stored in a secure manner and only study team members will have access to it.  There are no other expected risks. There are also no expected benefits.

You will be paid $.25 to $1 per HIT via the Mechanical Turk interface. No direct payments will be sent from the University of Rochester research team.

Email Communication
You are welcome to contact us by email or phone. You will receive an email from us with a link to complete the survey again after a period of two weeks. After we have sent you the link to the second survey, we will not communicate by email with you unless you contact us with questions or concerns regarding the study. Below is some information about communicating by email, including the risks of doing so.

Transmitting your information by e-mail has a number of risks that you should consider.  These include, but are not limited to, the following:
  1. E-mail can be circulated, forwarded, stored electronically and on paper, and broadcast to unintended recipients.
  2. E-mail senders can easily misaddress an e-mail.
  3. Backup copies of e-mail may exist even after the sender or the recipient has deleted his or her copy.
  4. Employers and on-line services have a right to inspect e-mail transmitted through their systems.
  5. E-mail can be intercepted, altered, forwarded, or used without authorization or detection.
E-mail can be used to introduce viruses into computer systems.


The alternative to participating in this study is not to participate.

You will not be paid for participating in this study. There will be no cost to you to participate in this study.

The University of Rochester makes every effort to keep the information collected from you private. In order to do so, your responses will be kept strictly confidential. The survey is being hosted on a secure server. Only the study team will have access to the SurveyGizmo account where the data can be accessed. Once downloaded from that account, the data will be stored on password protected secure UR servers, with access restricted to study personnel. The data will also be stored on Dropbox, which is a secure data storage. Data will be stored for future analyses and as a basis for alternate measure development.

Sometimes, however, researchers need to share information that may identify you with people that work for the University, regulators or the study sponsor.  If this does happen we will take precautions to protect the information you have provided.  Results of the research may be presented at meetings or in publications, but your name will not be used.

MTurk worker IDs will only be collected for purposes of distributing payments and will not be included with your study responses or the study’s data set.    

Your participation in this study is completely voluntary.  You are free not to participate or to withdraw at any time, for whatever reason.
 
For more information or questions about this research you may call Christie Petrenko, Ph.D. at 585-275-2991. Please contact the University of Rochester Research Subjects Review Board at 265 Crittenden Blvd., CU 420628, Rochester, NY 14642, Telephone (585) 276-0005 or +001 (877) 449-4441 for the following reasons:
  • You wish to talk to someone other than the research staff about your rights as a research subject;
  • To voice concerns about the research;
  • To provide input concerning the research process;
  • In the event the study staff could not be reached
INFORMATION SHEET

Reasons for Children’s Behaviors Study

Principal Investigator: Christie Petrenko

This form describes a research study that is being conducted by Christie Petrenko, Ph.D. from Mt. Hope Family Center, University of Rochester. The purpose of this study is to understand the various reasons for children’s behaviors and how parents think about them.

If you decide to take part in this study, you will be asked to complete a survey that will take about 20-30 minutes to complete. The survey will ask questions about common causes of children’s behavior and how much they apply to your child. There will also be questions about parenting strategies and your experience as a parent. A few questions about family background are included to understand how children’s behavior varies across families.

If you decide to be in this study, you will complete the survey now. You will be asked to provide your email address so that we can send you a follow-up survey. The follow-up survey will be the same survey you completed. You will receive this link approximately two weeks after you complete the survey. Please do not complete this survey more than once until you are sent a link to take it again.

Participants who complete the entire survey will be eligible for one of two $25 gift cards. The winner will be randomly selected.

If you have more than one child between the ages of 3 and 16, please take the survey one time, thinking of one child. We are interested in reasons for all children’s behavior, but especially that of children with disabilities. Therefore, if you have a child with a disability between the age of 3 and 16, please take the survey with that child in mind. If you do not have a child with a disability, think of any child you wish. Please take the follow up survey with the same child in mind.

We will ask for your email address at the beginning of the survey so we can send you an email to complete the second survey in two weeks. This will help us understand how stable children’s behavior is over time.

At the end of the survey, you will receive individualized feedback based on your answers to some of the questions in the survey, compared to hundreds of other participants. It is important to note that this information is not diagnostic and does not represent medical advice. If you have concerns about your child’s behavior or your experience parenting, try talking to your child’s doctor or therapist for ideas or resources in your community that might help.
 You will receive feedback on how effective you feel as a parent and how satisfied you are in the parenting role. You will also receive feedback on how you feel about your child, including how much you feel your child misbehaves on purpose, the difficulty of his or her personality, and whether you have a short-term or long-term view of misbehavior.

We estimate that approximately 5,000 subjects will participate in this study. Please only complete this survey one time. You are welcome to forward the survey link to others who may be eligible and interested.


Risks & Protections
Some of the survey questions could make you feel uncomfortable or bored. You can skip any of the questions you do not want to answer. 

There is also a risk of breach of confidentiality. In this study we will not ask identifying information about your child. We will ask you for your email address, which is identifiable information about you. We are collecting your email address in order to send you a link to complete the survey for the second time, approximately two weeks after you complete the survey now.

Your confidentiality will be maintained to the degree permitted by the technology used. Specifically, no guarantees can be made regarding the interception of data sent via the Internet by any third parties. To minimize this risk, your email address will be collected separately from your survey responses. We will delete all record of your email address after you complete the survey for the second time. Emails will be kept completely separate from your survey responses so that your data is not personally identifiable.

All of the information we collect will be stored in a secure manner and only study team members will have access to it.  There are no other expected risks. There are also no expected benefits.

Email Communication
You are welcome to contact us by email or phone. You will receive an email from us with a link to complete the survey again after a period of two weeks. After we have sent you the link to the second survey, we will not communicate by email with you unless you contact us with questions or concerns regarding the study. Below is some information about communicating by email, including the risks of doing so.

Transmitting your information by e-mail has a number of risks that you should consider.  These include, but are not limited to, the following:
  1. E-mail can be circulated, forwarded, stored electronically and on paper, and broadcast to unintended recipients.
  2. E-mail senders can easily misaddress an e-mail.
  3. Backup copies of e-mail may exist even after the sender or the recipient has deleted his or her copy.
  4. Employers and on-line services have a right to inspect e-mail transmitted through their systems.
  5. E-mail can be intercepted, altered, forwarded, or used without authorization or detection.
E-mail can be used to introduce viruses into computer systems.


The alternative to participating in this study is not to participate.

You will not be paid for participating in this study. There will be no cost to you to participate in this study.

The University of Rochester makes every effort to keep the information collected from you private. In order to do so, your responses will be kept strictly confidential. The survey is being hosted on a secure server. Only the study team will have access to the SurveyGizmo account where the data can be accessed. Once downloaded from that account, the data will be stored on password protected secure UR servers, with access restricted to study personnel. The data will also be stored on Dropbox, which is a secure data storage. Data will be stored for future analyses and as a basis for alternate measure development.

Sometimes, however, researchers need to share information that may identify you with people that work for the University, regulators or the study sponsor.  If this does happen we will take precautions to protect the information you have provided.  Results of the research may be presented at meetings or in publications, but your name will not be used.

Your participation in this study is completely voluntary.  You are free not to participate or to withdraw at any time, for whatever reason.  No matter what decision you make, there will be no penalty or loss of benefits to which you are otherwise entitled.

This study has been reviewed and approved by the University of Rochester Research Subjects Review Board.

For more information or questions about this research you may call Christie Petrenko, Ph.D. at 585-275-2991. Please contact the University of Rochester Research Subjects Review Board at 265 Crittenden Blvd., CU 420628, Rochester, NY 14642, Telephone (585) 276-0005 or +001 (877) 449-4441 for the following reasons:
  • You wish to talk to someone other than the research staff about your rights as a research subject;
  • To voice concerns about the research;
  • To provide input concerning the research process;
  • In the event the study staff could not be reached


 


 
Reasons for Children’s Behaviors Study

Principal Investigator: Christie Petrenko

This form describes a research study that is being conducted by Christie Petrenko, Ph.D. from Mt. Hope Family Center, University of Rochester. The purpose of this study is to understand the various reasons for children’s behaviors and how parents think about them.

If you decide to take part in this study, you will be asked to complete a survey that will take about 20-30 minutes to complete. The survey will ask questions about common causes of children’s behavior and how much they apply to your child. There will also be questions about parenting strategies and your experience as a parent. A few questions about family background are included to understand how children’s behavior varies across families.

If you decide to be in this study, you will complete the survey now. You will be asked to provide your email address so that we can send you a follow-up survey. The follow-up survey will be the same survey you completed. You will receive this link approximately two weeks after you complete the survey. Please do not complete this survey more than once until you are sent a link to take it again.

Participants who complete the entire survey will be eligible for one of two $25 gift cards. The winner will be randomly selected.

If you have more than one child between the ages of 3 and 16, please take the survey one time, thinking of one child. We are interested in reasons for all children’s behavior, but especially that of children with disabilities. Therefore, if you have a child with a disability between the age of 3 and 16, please take the survey with that child in mind. If you do not have a child with a disability, think of any child you wish. Please take the follow up survey with the same child in mind.

We will ask for your email address at the beginning of the survey so we can send you an email to complete the second survey in two weeks. This will help us understand how stable children’s behavior is over time.

At the end of the survey, you will receive individualized feedback based on your answers to some of the questions in the survey, compared to hundreds of other participants. It is important to note that this information is not diagnostic and does not represent medical advice. If you have concerns about your child’s behavior or your experience parenting, try talking to your child’s doctor or therapist for ideas or resources in your community that might help.
 You will receive feedback on how effective you feel as a parent and how satisfied you are in the parenting role. You will also receive feedback on how you feel about your child, including how much you feel your child misbehaves on purpose, the difficulty of his or her personality, and whether you have a short-term or long-term view of misbehavior.

We estimate that approximately 5,000 subjects will participate in this study. Please only complete this survey one time. You are welcome to forward the survey link to others who may be eligible and interested.


Risks & Protections
Some of the survey questions could make you feel uncomfortable or bored. You can skip any of the questions you do not want to answer. 

There is also a risk of breach of confidentiality. In this study we will not ask identifying information about your child. We will ask you for your email address, which is identifiable information about you. We are collecting your email address in order to send you a link to complete the survey for the second time, approximately two weeks after you complete the survey now.

Your confidentiality will be maintained to the degree permitted by the technology used. Specifically, no guarantees can be made regarding the interception of data sent via the Internet by any third parties. To minimize this risk, your email address will be collected separately from your survey responses. We will delete all record of your email address after you complete the survey for the second time. Emails will be kept completely separate from your survey responses so that your data is not personally identifiable.

All of the information we collect will be stored in a secure manner and only study team members will have access to it.  There are no other expected risks. There are also no expected benefits.

Email Communication
You are welcome to contact us by email or phone. You will receive an email from us with a link to complete the survey again after a period of two weeks. After we have sent you the link to the second survey, we will not communicate by email with you unless you contact us with questions or concerns regarding the study. Below is some information about communicating by email, including the risks of doing so.

Transmitting your information by e-mail has a number of risks that you should consider.  These include, but are not limited to, the following:
  1. E-mail can be circulated, forwarded, stored electronically and on paper, and broadcast to unintended recipients.
  2. E-mail senders can easily misaddress an e-mail.
  3. Backup copies of e-mail may exist even after the sender or the recipient has deleted his or her copy.
  4. Employers and on-line services have a right to inspect e-mail transmitted through their systems.
  5. E-mail can be intercepted, altered, forwarded, or used without authorization or detection.
E-mail can be used to introduce viruses into computer systems.


The alternative to participating in this study is not to participate.

You will not be paid for participating in this study. There will be no cost to you to participate in this study.

The University of Rochester makes every effort to keep the information collected from you private. In order to do so, your responses will be kept strictly confidential. The survey is being hosted on a secure server. Only the study team will have access to the SurveyGizmo account where the data can be accessed. Once downloaded from that account, the data will be stored on password protected secure UR servers, with access restricted to study personnel. The data will also be stored on Dropbox, which is a secure data storage. Data will be stored for future analyses and as a basis for alternate measure development.

Sometimes, however, researchers need to share information that may identify you with people that work for the University, regulators or the study sponsor.  If this does happen we will take precautions to protect the information you have provided.  Results of the research may be presented at meetings or in publications, but your name will not be used.

Your participation in this study is completely voluntary.  You are free not to participate or to withdraw at any time, for whatever reason.  No matter what decision you make, there will be no penalty or loss of benefits to which you are otherwise entitled.

This study has been reviewed and approved by the University of Rochester Research Subjects Review Board.

For more information or questions about this research you may call Christie Petrenko, Ph.D. at 585-275-2991. Please contact the University of Rochester Research Subjects Review Board at 265 Crittenden Blvd., CU 420628, Rochester, NY 14642, Telephone (585) 276-0005 or +001 (877) 449-4441 for the following reasons:
  • You wish to talk to someone other than the research staff about your rights as a research subject;
  • To voice concerns about the research;
  • To provide input concerning the research process;
  • In the event the study staff could not be reached