CROSS - CULTURAL RESEARCH

Dear potential participant,
my name is Janka Vindisova and I am a PhD student in the Department of Psychology at Trnava University in Slovakia. Thank you for considering taking part in my research by which you can contribute to understanding of human experience across different cultures.
The aim of this study is to explore various aspects of distress and well – being and to compare the experience of people from different cultural background. While a lot of existing cross – cultural studies deal with comparison of prototypic collectivist countries of Eastern Asia and USA, the area of Central and Eastern Europe has not obtained much research attention. That is why we would like to study experience of Slovaks, Czechs and Romanians and to compare them with participants from USA and United Kingdom. If you are from the countries mentioned above, you are welcome to participate in the research.
Participation in the study is voluntary and strictly anonymous. It involves no more than minimal risk (the level of risk encountered in daily life) and contains no deception. You will be asked to complete online questionnaire, which typically takes about 20 minutes. You may withdraw from the study at any time by closing your web browser.
The project has been reviewed and approved by the Psychology Department Ethical Committee at Trnavian University in Trnava. If you have any questions or concerns about this research, feel free to contact me at jankavindisova@gmail.com. My dissertation supervisor is Doc. Mgr. Peter Halama, PhD and can be contacted at peter.halama@truni.sk. You may also contact the Ethical Committee at katpsych@truni.sk.

The information about the course and results of the study will be available at http://culturefree.weebly.com/my-research.html

If you are 18 years of age or older, understand the information above and freely content to participate, click on “YES” button to begin the survey. Thank you so much for your time and good will!

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    The purpose of this scale is to find out how you think or behave in regard to yourself and to groups to which you belong. Please read the following questions and answer each question by indicating HOW OFTEN you would think or behave as described in each of the following items on the scale: 1 - never or almost never 2 - rarely 3 - occasionally 4 - often 5 - very often 6 - always
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    Read each item and mark the reply which comes closest to how you have been feeling recently.
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    Below is the list of problems and complaints that people sometimes have. Please read each one carefully and select one of the numbered descriptors that best describes how much discomfort that problem caused you recently on the scale: 0 - not at all 1 - a little bit 2 - moderately 3 - quiete a bit 4 - extremely
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    Below are some statements with which you may agree or disagree. Using the 1 - 7 scale, indicate your agreement with each item. The 7 - point scale is: 1- strongly disagree 2 - disagree 3 - mildly disagree 4 - neutral 5 - mildly agree 6 - agree 7 - strongly agree
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    For each of the following statements, please mark the choice that is closest to how true you think it is for you on the scale: 1 - not at all true 2 - hardly true 3 - moderately true 4 - exactly true
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    Now use the 5 - point scale below, indicate your agreement with each of the following items:
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    Thank you very much for completing the questionnaire. Please, check your answers to make sure you haven ´t skipped a question.

    If you do not receive confirmation that the form has been submitted, you must have skipped requiered item. I do really appreciate your participation in my study. If you want to post the results to your private address or have any questions, feel free to contact me. I would be rather thankful, if you send the link with the questionnaire to your friends.

    Have a nice day :-)!