Chronotype Predicts Life Satisfaction. Exploring the role of Time Perspectives as a moderator.
Informed Consent Form

Dear Participant,

You have been invited to participate in the study described as follows. Should you have any questions regarding this study, feel free to direct them to me or my research supervisor. The details are in this consent form. To participate in this study, you must be at least 18 years old to 29 years old and of Malaysian nationality.

The study:
You have been asked to participate in this study titled Chronotype predicts Life Satisfaction: Exploring the role of Time Perspective as moderator. This study aims to examine the moderating role of Time Perspectives on the relationship between Chronotype and Life Satisfaction.

What will happen:
Should you decide to participate in this study, you will be asked to fill in a Demographic Form, a Morningness-Eveningness Questionnaire (MEQ), Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory (ZTPI) and a Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS). This study shall take no longer than 30 minutes.

The risks/discomfort:
We do not anticipate that there will be any major risk to your well-being in this study except for minimal fatigue. In the event you experience any discomfort/distress during or after the study, you may contact the HELP University Centre for Psychological and Counselling Services (CPCS) at 03-7849 3200 located at HELP University, Level 6, Block B, Persiaran Cakerawala, Subang Bestari, Seksyen U4, 40150 Shah Alam, Selangor. Please note that the CPCS only sees clients on an appointment basis.

Benefits of this study:
Although there will be no direct benefit to you for taking part in this study, your responses will help increase the current knowledge on the relationship between chronotypes, time perspectives and life satisfaction.

Your participation in this study is confidential. All your responses will only be known by the researchers, as well as our research supervisor. No one else will know your response and any data released for presentation of the findings in this study will be group data which can in no way identify you as an individual. As such, there is no space for you to note information that can identify you as an individual like your name or student ID number on the materials used in this study.

Decision to terminate participation:
If at any time for any reason, you wish to terminate your participation in this study, just inform us. As it is your choice to participate in this study, you may choose to terminate your participation as you see fit. No adverse action can or will be taken against you.

Request for summary of findings:
Should you be interested in receiving a summary of this study’s findings, email us and request for it after 2nd August 2019.

Feedback and Complaints:
If you find that you are unhappy with how this study has been carried out, you may discuss your dissatisfaction with Dr Eugene Tee or the Chairperson of the Ethics Review Board. Their details are in this consent form.


Premjit Kaur a/p Sarjit Singh

Research supervisor:
Dr Eugene Tee

I understand that this research study has been reviewed and approved by the Ethics Review Board, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Behavioral Science at HELP University. For research related problems or questions regarding participants’ rights, I can contact:

Ethics Review Board
Department of Psychology
Faculty of Behavioral Science
Level 3, Block B
HELP University Subang 2
Persiaran Cakerawala
Seksyen U4
40150 Shah Alam
Phone: 03-78493000

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