This research project is being conducted by Ms Victoria Devine, a 4th year psychology student at the University of Ballarat, under the supervision of Associate Professor Suzanne McLaren. Full time employees are invited to participate in this research project, which investigates whether job satisfaction (how content an individual is with his or her job), and workplace success (how successful an individual believes they are being in their workplace) predicts counterproductive workplace behaviours (employee behaviour that goes against the goals of an organisation).
If you decide to participate in this study you will be asked to complete an online questionnaire which will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Submission of your questionnaire responses implies that you have given your consent to participate in this research project. Your participation in this project is purely voluntary and you can discontinue your participation at any point and for any reason up until you submit your data.
Data will be collected and stored with the principal researcher, Assoc. Prof Suzanne McLaren, for a maximum period of 5 years. No personally identifying data will be collected, ensuring all responses will be anonymous. Access to these data will be limited to the Principal Researcher, Assoc. Prof Suzanne McLaren and the Student Researcher, Ms Victoria Devine only. No one else from your own or any other company will have access to these data. In the event that you find any of the questions to be personal in nature or broach private matters you are free to choose not to answer them. In the event that you wish to address any concerns or thoughts, seek support, or require any additional information regarding the research topic, you are invited to contact Assoc. Prof Suzanne McLaren to discuss any related matters via the contact details at the bottom of this page. Alternatively, any complaints regarding the conduct of the research should be directed to the Ethics Officer whose contact information is also available at the bottom of this page. In case of distress or other emotional discomfort, please contact Lifeline for support on 13 11 14.
The research will be used in a thesis which will be completed in October 2013. If you would like to receive a summary of the results, please e-mail Associate Professor Suzanne McLaren.
Thank you for considering participating in our study,
Ms Victoria Devine and Assoc. Prof Suzanne McLaren
If you have any questions, or you would like further information regarding the project titled Job Satisfaction and Workplace Success as Predictors of Counterproductive Workplace Behaviours, please contact the Principal Researcher, Assoc. Prof Suzanne McLaren of the School of HealthSciences
PH: 5327 9628