College Students' Success and Failures

Informed Consent

Please read this consent agreement before deciding to participate in this research project.

1. Nature and Duration of Procedures

The purpose of this study is to examine how college students interpret the successes and failures of other students.

If you agree to be in the study, you will do the following things:

  • Read a brief scenario about a college student's performance in class
  • Answer questions about the scenario
  • The total time commitment will be less than 15 minutes

2. Potential Risks and Benefits

There are no potential risks to participating in this study. 

There will be no direct benefit for participating in this study.


Your participation in this project is entirely voluntary.  You are free to decide not to participate in this study or to withdraw at any time without adversely affecting your relationship with any faculty at Butler University.  Your decision will not result in any loss of benefits to which you are otherwise entitled.  If you choose to participate, you may withdraw at any time by selecting the button "exit and clear survey."  Upon your request to withdraw, all information pertaining to you will be destroyed.  If you choose to participate, all information will be held in strict confidence and will have no bearing on your academic standing or services you receive from the University.    The information obtained in the study may be published in scientific journals or presented at scientific meetings but your identity will be kept strictly confidential.

If you would like more information about this study, or if you would like to ask questions before you proceed, you may contact the researcher Katie Kincaid at or the principal investigator, Dr. Robert J. Padgett by email: or phone: (317) 940-9239.

This study has been approved by the Butler University Instiutional Review Board. You may contact the principle investigator, Dr. Robert J. Padgett, by email: or phone: (317) 940-9239. You may contact the Butler University IRB at


Research Project: College Students' Success and Failures

Invetsigator: Dr. Robert Padgett

I hereby consent to participation as a subject in the above named research project, conducted under the direction of the above named person at Butler University.  My consent is given of my own free choice without undue inducement and after the following things have been explained to me. I have been informed that I will be one of approximately 30 subjects participating in this study.



* I have read the description of this study and I agree to participate