You are invited to join a research study to examine fear of failure or grit and the influence on athletic participation in high school. Participation in this study is voluntary.

We are gathering information on how student athletes currently experience grit and resiliency and how these characteristics may influence athletic involvement.

If you decide to participate you will be asked to complete an online survey and two scales, which includes demographic information and measures of grit and resiliency. Although completion times may vary, we estimate this survey will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete.

You may stop participating at any time without loss of benefits. Data will be collected and stored electronically, as hosted by the Google Forms site. Any downloaded data files will be secured on a locked google excel sheet.
This study involves minimal to no risks. If any item in the survey cause discomfort, please feel free to leave any item blank.

It is reasonable to expect the following benefits from this research: You may gain awareness of your own personality characteristics, which may be beneficial for your current athletic goals. You will also contribute to the research in this field. However, researchers cannot guarantee that you will personally experience benefits from participating in this study.

In order to maintain confidentiality and to protect data from unauthorized disclosure, tampering, or damage, the following measures will be taken: Your identity will be completely anonymous to researchers and any authorized personnel who access the data. Data will be used only for the purposes of this study and any future publications resulting from these findings. Surveys will be distributed via email. Participant’s responses will be anonymous. All data will be stored on a password protected computer, file, and /or site. Only the research team (graduate student and thesis committee) will have access to the data. The data is hosted on the Google site online. Researchers will not have access to or store IP addresses of any computer that a subject may use to respond to the survey.

Participation in this study is voluntary. You have the right to refuse participation or to leave the study at any time. Deciding not to participate or choosing to leave the study will not result in any penalty or loss of benefits to which you are entitled, and it will not harm your relationship with the International Office or with Governors State University.

If you have any questions, concerns, or complaints about this research, its procedures, or risks and benefits, contact Megan Dougherty, Thesis Student, or Dr. Alli Cipra, Thesis Chair
If you are not satisfied with how this study is being conducted, or if you have any concerns, complaints, or general questions about the research or your rights as a participant, please contact the Institutional Review Board (IRB): Renee Theiss, Ph.D. at 708.235.2147 or via email at

By clicking the box you affirm that you have read and understood the information provided above and consent to participate in this study. *
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