For my Masters Dissertation I am investigating the relationship between childhood bullying, types of thinking and susceptibility to psychosis. If you are a citizen or permanent resident of the US or UK aged between 30 and 60 who attended both Primary/Elementary and Secondary/High School in the these countries I would very much appreciate your participation. Your answers will give valuable insight into how childhood bullying affects our thinking and our mental wellbeing in later life.
This survey will use items from the Retrospective Bullying Questionnaire (RBQ) to evaluate your experiences of childhood bullying, the ‘Types of thinking scale’ to evaluate your thinking habits and the Oxford-Liverpool Inventory of Feelings and Experiences (O-LIFE) to measure and susceptibility to psychosis. It is completely voluntary and should take around 30 minutes to complete. You may withdraw at any time by simply closing your browser window. If you withdraw before completing the questionnaire your data will be discarded. Please note that there will be no financial compensation for participation in this survey and that, because of the anonymous nature of this survey, data cannot be retrieved once you have finished.
This survey may remind you of some unpleasant childhood experiences and cause some mild distress. If you feel uncomfortable at any point please withdraw immediately and contact one of the following organizations.
If you are in the US you can access support via the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) helpline (1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or your family physician. If you are in the UK you can access support via the MIND infoline (03001233393) or your local GP. Alternatively, you can also find help and support from MoodGym (www.moodgym.anu.edu.au/welcome), BetterHelp (www.betterhelp.com) or Adult Survivors of Peer Abuse (www.facebook.com/PeerAbuse/)
To guarantee your confidentiality and anonymity this questionnaire will not ask for any personal information that could identify you as a participant (name, phone number, address etc). Also, to ensure only myself and my supervisors have access to your data it will be stored on a secure server protected by multiple redundant firewalls and password protected private computer with up to date anti spyware software.
This project is being carried out as a requirement for a Masters Dissertation with the University of Liverpool by Matthew Worth (firstname.lastname@example.org) and has been reviewed and approved by the University of Liverpool Human Ethics Committee. Participants should address any complaints to the University of Liverpool’s research participant advocate (001-612-312-1210 or email address email@example.com).