Dr Renée Parsons-Smith and Professor Peter Terry from the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) are investigating relationships between mood and performance in a variety of contexts. The title of this research project is “Online Mood Profiling and Interacting Mood-Performance Relationships”. Participants will complete the Brunel Mood Scale (BRUMS) which will take approximately 1 to 2 minutes. Participants from the mining and construction industries will also complete the Workplace Health and Safety Scale (WHSS), which will take approximately 2 minutes.

You are invited to participate in this study. Participation is voluntary and you may withdraw at any time with no adverse effects. However, please note that if you wish to withdraw from the project after you have submitted your responses, the Research Team are unable to remove your data from the project. All information is confidential and will only be viewed by the researchers. Data will be stored electronically. The results of the study will be published in a psychological journal, although only group data will be reported, meaning that your identity as a participant will remain confidential.

Should you decide to participate, read each question carefully before selecting a response and ensure that you respond to each one. For further information about this study contact:

Renée Parsons-Smith PhD MAPS
Peter Terry PhD FAPS FASMF FBASES
School of Psychology and Counselling Director of Research Training & Development
Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences Professor of Psychology
University of Southern Queensland University of Southern Queensland
renee.parsons-smith@usq.edu.au peter.terry@usq.edu.au

This project has received Ethics Approval (H16REA015) from the USQ Human Research Ethics Committee, and will be conducted in accordance with the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research. If you have any concerns as to the conduct of this study, please contact:

Ethics Officer
Office of Research & Higher Degrees
University of Southern Queensland (USQ)
West Street, Toowoomba QLD 4350
ethics@usq.edu.au

If you wish to take part in the study and are at least 18 years of age, please provide consent by clicking on "I agree". By doing so, you agree to the following:

I have read the above information, and understand the nature and purpose of this research. I understand that my participation is voluntary and that I may withdraw at any time. I understand that the results of this study will be treated confidentially. The results will be reported only in summary form and I will not be identified individually.

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