School Counselor Self-efficacy

Consent to be Part of a Research Study

Title of the Project:
Exploring the Relationship Between Emotional Labor, Burnout, Race and School Counselor Self-efficacy   
Principal Investigator: Maylee Vazquez, MS, LPCA, NCC, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Faculty Advisor: Sejal Parikh Foxx, PhD, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

You are invited to participate in a research study.  Participation in this research study is voluntary.  The information provided is to help you decide whether or not to participate.  If you have any questions, please ask. 

Important Information You Need to Know

Please read this form and ask any questions you may have before you decide whether to participate in this research study. 

Why are we doing this study?

The purpose of this study is to investigate the factors that are related to school counselor self-efficacy.

Why are you being asked to be in this research study.

You are being asked to be in this study because you are currently a school counselor or have experience working as a school counselor with at a) least a year of experience, b) have graduated from a masters or doctoral counseling program and c) obtained a license or certification in school counseling, I am reaching out to you asking if you would please take the survey below. To participate you must be at least 18 years old of age and have worked as a school counselor in the United States.

What will happen if I take part in this study?

If you choose to participate in this study, you will be asked to complete one online survey. Your time commitment will be about 25-30 minutes.

What risks and benefits might I experience?

Risk: There is no known risk associated with this research study; however, as with any online related activity the risks of a breach of confidentiality is always possible. To the best of our ability your answers in this study will remain confidential. The primary investigator and faculty adviser will be the only persons who will have access to the responses provided. You are asked to try answer all the survey questions to the best of your ability.

Benefits: Your participation to this survey is important and appreciated. Although there are no direct benefits, it is anticipated that the data collected with provide insight on emotional labor, burnout, race, and school counselor self-efficacy. To compensate you for your time, you will have the option to submit your email address to enter in a drawing to win one of two $50 amazon gift cards. The primary investigator will separate your email from your responses before analyzing the responses, so that your email will then be not associated with your responses. The emails will then be deleted as soon as the incentive has been distributed.

How will my information be protected?

The primary investigator will do their best to keep your answers in the study confidential. Responses will be coded by an assigned number; therefore, names will not be connected to any survey responses. Emails provided by the participants will be separated from their responses before the primary investigator analyzes the responses, so that emails will not be associated with the responses provided. The emails will then be deleted as soon as the incentive has been distributed. All survey responses will be kept, securely, in a password protected Dropbox only accessible to the primary investigator.

Will I be able to withdraw?

You may withdraw from the survey at any time. Your participation is completely voluntary. If you decide to participate in the study, but choose to discontinue your participation, you may do so at any time.

Who can answer my questions about this study and my rights as a participant?

UNC Charlotte wants to make sure that you are treated in a fair and respectful manner. If you have questions about your rights as a research participant, or wish to obtain information, ask questions, or discuss any concerns about this study with someone other than the researcher(s), please contact the Office of Research Compliance at 704-687-1871 or

This study is approved by the UNC Charlotte IRB, study #19-0418. For any questions or concerns related to this study, please contact Maylee Vazquez at or her faculty advisor, Dr. Sejal Parikh Foxx.

Maylee Vazquez                                               Dr. Sejal Parikh Foxx, Associate Professor and Department Chair
Department of Counseling                                Department of Counseling
(336) 757-0775                                                 (704) 687-8963                             

Consent to Participate

By clicking “I agree” below you are indicating that you agree to the following: a) you have read and b) understood this consent form c) your responses may use for future research studies that may be similar to this study or may be completely different and d) the information collected will not include any information that can directly identify you. The researchers will not contact me for additional permission to use these responses.

Please print this page for your records. Make sure you understand what the study is about before proceeding. If you have any questions about the study after you have clicked “I agree”, you can contact the study team using the information provided above.

By clicking “I agree”, I understand what the study is about, and my questions so far have been answered. I agree to take part in this study.