Freshman Year

Welcome to our survey!

You are invited to participate in a research study entitled: An examination of first year student-athlete transition. This study is being conducted by Dr. Shaun Tyrance and Dr. Nyaka NiiLampti. You will be asked to fill out a survey and a demographic questionnaire. Your participation in this project will take 5 - 10 minutes. If you decide to participate, you will be one of 1000 subjects in this study.

There are no known risks to participation in this study. However, there may be risks which are currently unforeseeable. There are no apparent direct benefits of participation in this study; however the results this study may be useful for helping freshmen navigate the college expereince. All Division I varsity student-athletes over the age of 18 are eligible to participate in this study.

You are a volunteer. The decision to participate in this study is completely up to you. If you decide to be in the study, you may stop at any time. You will not be treated any differently if you decide not to participate or if you stop once you have started. The data collected by the Investigators will not contain any identifying information or any link back to you or your participation in this study. The following steps will be taken to ensure this anonymity: no identifying information will be requested of the participants by the Investigators. UNC Charlotte wants to make sure that you are treated in a fair and respectful manner. Contact the University's Research Compliance Office (704.687.3309) if you have any questions about how you are treated as a study participant. If you have any questions about the project, please contact Shaun Tyrance at (704) 746-8558.

By completing this survey, you are acknowleging that: I have read the information in this consent form. I have had the chance to ask questions about this study, and those questions have been answered to my satisfaction. I am at least 18 years of age or am an emancipated minor, and I agree to participate in this research project. I understand that I can keep a copy of this form.